Winner of the 2017 Cadaqués International Conducting Competition, Nuno Coelho is currently Guest Conductor of Orquestra Gulbenkian.
In addition to projects with the Gulbenkian, the 2021/22 season will see Nuno debut with the Dresden Philharmonie, Staatsorchester Hannover, Helsinki Philharmonic, Gavle Symphony, Malmö Symphony, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest, Antwerp Symphony and Orchestre National de Lille. He also returns to the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Orquestra Simfónica de Barcelona, Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Espanola and Noord Nederlands Orkest.
Recent highlights have included concerts with the Hamburg Symphoniker, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto, Orchestra del Teatro Regio Torino and Ulster Orchestra. In spring 2019 he stepped in for Bernard Haitink to conduct the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and during the 2018/19 season he conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a Dudamel Fellow.
In the theatre Nuno has conducted productions of La traviata, Cavalleria rusticana, Rusalka and a staging of Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins. Future opera plans include Così fan tutte and Inês de Castro in Lisbon and Hänsel und Gretel in Oviedo.
Assistant Conductor of the Netherlands Philharmonic from 2015-17, Nuno returned to the orchestra in July 2018 for a concert at the Concertgebouw as part of Robeco SummerNights. The same summer saw him conduct the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as a participant in the Daniele Gatti Masterclass.
Born in Porto in 1989, Nuno studied violin in Klagenfurt and Brussels, and conducting at the Zurich University of the Arts with Johannes Schlaefli. He won First Prize at the Portuguese Radio Conducting Competition and was a finalist at the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Competition. In 2014 he received a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; and in 2015 he was admitted into the German Music Council’s Dirigentenforum, who subsequently named him one of their “Conductors of Tomorrow”.