Portuguese pianist Miguel Campinho has one cherished mission in his multifaceted musical career: to broaden the world’s access to music from his homeland. He has been performing, editing, recording, and giving lectures about Portuguese music for most of his professional life.
Dr. Campinho has played the US premieres of many compositions by Portuguese composers, including pianist-composer Eurico Tomás de Lima (1908–1989), and in 2013 the Numérica label released his world premiere recording of this composer’s complete Sonatas and Sonatinas for piano.
His doctoral essay, titled «Óscar da Silva (1870–1958): Life and Solo Piano Works,» established the first chronological catalogue of this composer’s solo piano works. His edition of Óscar da Silva’s Fantasia for solo piano is forthcoming on AvA Editions.In 2015, US Senator Christopher Murphy, the State of Connecticut, and the Portuguese American Leadership Council of the United States presented Miguel Campinho with certificates of recognition and accomplishment for his work promoting Portuguese culture, arts, and heritage.
He has performed music by Carlos Seixas, João Domingos Bomtempo, José Vianna da Motta, Francisco de Lacerda, Óscar da Silva, Luís Costa, Ivo Cruz, Fernando Lopes Graça, Armando José Fernandes, and Eurico Tomás de Lima.
Miguel Campinho teaches collaborative piano at the University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music.