Nuno Lobo was born in 1996 in Porto, Portugal. He started studying music at age of 3, at the Instituto Orff do Porto. In 2006, he began studying bassoon at the Academia de Música de Costa Cabral, completing his studies in 2013. Still in 2013, he began studying composition at the Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espetáculo (ESMAE), in Porto. Nuno studied composition with Carlos Azevedo, Eugénio Amorim and Dimitris Andrikopoulos and completed his Bachelor degree in 2016. During the graduation, he attended seminars, workshops or conferences with Cândido Lima, Christopher Dobrian, Fabrizio Casti, Elio Martusciello, Unsuk Chin, Helmut Lachenmann, Ivo Medek, Nicolas Bacri, Vic Hoyland, Vít Zouhar and Harrison Birtwistle.
In 2015, his piece Time Zero for saxophone quartet was premiered at the SaxOPorto 2015 festival, commissioned by ElleQuartet. In the same year, he received commissions for Encontros Nova Música em Vila do Conde and for RTP/Antena 2 – Prémio Jovens Músicos. In 2016, his piece Elevador for symphony orchestra was premiered, interpreted by the ESMAE Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Thomas Hauschild. Still in 2016, he received commissions for the 2nd Workshop of Band Conducting with José Eduardo Gomes and for the International Saxophone Conference EuroSax’17 Porto – 2017. He is currently a member of the project MUDEI (Music, Design and Engineering for Innovation and Internationalisation) and a bassoonist in the FEUP Symphony Orchestra (2014-), in the Martial Band of Foz do Douro (2014-) and in the Instant Ensemble –Ensemble of Real Time Composition in Porto (2016-). He is also a founding member of the association Interferência (Association of Intervention in Artistic Practice).
At this moment, Nuno is studying with Wim Henderickx and Willem Jeths for his master degree in composition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.