Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Nuno Antunes began his music studies at the C.N.R. of Leiria, at the age of 11, continued his education at ANSO (Lisbon), and earned a MM at the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with David Krakauer. Mr. Antunes was invited to teach a master class at the E.P.A.B.I. in Portugal. Mr. Antunes’ appearance in competitions has resulted in several prizes, including the R.D.P. Young Musicians Prize and the Portuguese Young Clarinetist Competition.
Recognized for versatility in different musical styles, Nuno Antunes has performed extensively as a recitalist, chamber musician and in various professional orchestras, in the U.S., Mexico and Europe. His love for chamber music led to the creation of The Gene Project, a unique combination of clarinet, bassoon and harp. He is also a member of the Ensemble 54 clarinet quartet, and collaborates regularly with several other chamber music groups including frequent performances at Barge Music.
Mr. Antunes has also performed at the Trinity Church Concert Series, St. John the Divine’s Sunday Recital Series, and had his NYC debut as a soloist in 2007, performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in the Musica Bella Concert Series. Invited to give a recital at the XX International Clarinet Conference (Lisbon, Portugal), he was also a soloist with the Orquestra Académica Metropolitana, performing Lutoslawski’s Dance Preludes.
Mr. Antunes is the principal clarinetist of the Miami Symphony Orchestra and a member of the IRIS orchestra. He teaches clarinet at the Horace Mann School and is on the faculty for the Praxis Youth Leadership Orchestra and the New York Summer Music Festival.