Having a recognized versatility in several different musical styles, Nuno Antunes has performed extensively as a recitalist, chamber musician and in various professional orchestras, both in the U.S. and Europe. He participated in Clarmeetoporto-International Clarinet Meeting of Oporto, Portugal, and performed Darin Lewis’ Concertino for Clarinet and Strings with the Orchestra Simpatico in NYC. Mr. Antunes had his NYC debut as a soloist in 2007, performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto at Musica Bella Concert Series. 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 Ensemble 54, and collaborates regularly with several other chamber music groups. He was also invited to give a recital at the XX International Clarinet Meeting (Lisbon, Portugal). Mr. Antunes is the guest principal clarinetist of the Miami Symphony Orchestra and a member of IRIS Orchestra.
Mr. Antunes’ appearance in competitions has resulted in several prizes, including the R.D.P. Young Musicians Prize and the Portuguese Young Clarinetist Competition.
Nuno Antunes began his musical studies at the C.N.R. of Leiria. Mr. Antunes continued his education at the Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra and later earned the Masters of Music diploma at Manhattan School of Music.