Nuno Aroso (1978). Widely recognised as one of the most active European performers of contemporary music today, Aroso leads his artistic career putting a strong focus on the development of the percussion repertoire and literature, fomenting creative collaborations with many composers from the most varied aesthetic fields. He premiered more than 120 works and recorded part of this repertoire for prestigious labels like Naxos, Wergo, and others. He appears as guest professor, researcher, jury member, soloist or chamber performer in many percussion and contemporary music events in Portugal, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Brazil, China, Ukraine, Thailand, South Africa, Argentina, Greece, Sweden, England, Canada, Bulgaria, Cuba, Tunisia, Scotland, South Korea, Japan, Chile, etc. Nuno Aroso graduated from ESMAE in Portugal with the highest mark in the final recital and pursued his studies in Strasbourg and Paris - France. Nuno holds a PhD from the Portuguese Catholic University after the thesis, The Gesture’s Narrative - Contemporary Music for Percussion. He is head of percussion at Minho University in Portugal and visiting professor at the recently created Escuela Superior de Musica de Extremadura, in Spain. In the present year he is also the percussion invited professor at Aveiro University. Nuno Aroso is regularly invited to perform masterclasses and seminars at other prestigious universities, conservatories and percussion festivals all over the world, as McGill University (Canada), Federal University of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) Universidade Alfons X el Sabio (Spain), Valencia Percussion Academy (Spain) Concorso Musical Paolo Serrao (Italy), Uberlandia Percussion Festival (Brazil), Days of Percussion - Athens (Greece), World Percussion Movement - Bari (Italy), Federal University of Bahia (Brazil), Connect Festival - Mälmo (Sweden), Konart Percussion Academy Barcelona (Spain), University of la Plata (Argentina), Macao Conservatory (China), Paris Conservatoire (France), Northwestern University (USA), University North Texas (USA), JJIWEF (South Korea), Manhattan School of Music, NY (USA), among many others.
Nuno Aroso plays Adams, Zildjian and signs his personal marimba series for Elite Mallets.