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Luís Figueiredo is a Portuguese pianist, composer, arranger and musical producer. He was born in Coimbra in 1979, studied piano at the Coimbra Music Conservatory and later at the University of Aveiro and also at the Hot Clube de Portugal, in Lisbon. He studied with Vitali Dotsenko, Mário Laginha, António Chagas Rosa and Filipe Melo, amongst others. Figueiredo released his first album as a leader in 2010 (Manhã, JACC Records). He has worked and/or recorded with Cristina Branco, Bruno Pedroso, Carlos Bica, André Fernandes, Luísa Sobral, Alexandre Frazão, Reinier Baas, João Moreira, Ana Bacalhau, Demian Cabaud, Mário Delgado, Bernardo Moreira, David Binney, João Hasselberg, Perico Sambeat, Marcos Cavaleiro, Mário Laginha, Ricardo Toscano, Eduardo Raon, Rita Maria, Diogo Duque, Mário Franco, Carlos Barretto, Jorge Moniz, Gisela João e Jeffery Davis, entre vários outros. He has worked with Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras, Orquestra Clássica do Sul, Orquestra XXI, Hr Frankfurt Rundfunk Big Band (DE), Het Gelders Orkester (NL), as well as several chamber ensembles. He worked under conductors Cesário Costa, António Vassalo Lourenço, Rui Pinheiro, Jamie Philips and Dinis Sousa. Figueiredo was the arranger of the winning song at the 2017 Eurovision Contest, “Amar Pelos Dois”, and also the composer of the original soundtrack for the 2018 edition.
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