Nuno Silva studied with António Saiote, Hans Deinzer, Pascal Moraguès and Håkan Rosengren.
He graduated in Musicology from the Lisbon University and since 2003 holds a Master Degree from the California State University Fullerton.

Nuno Silva won 1st Prize in all of the major Portuguese competitions and has also been distinguished in International Competitions. In 2003 he was awarded the medal of the city of Seixal for his outstanding achievements in music.
Nuno Silva has appeared at all the major Portuguese music festivals and has performed as a soloist with the leading Portuguese orchestras. His recordings include Weber Concerto Nº2 in E flat Major with the New Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra, 2 CDs with the Lisbon Clarinet Quartet, “SWING.PT” with the Portuguese Army Symphonic Band and most recently a CD with live performances of the Mozart Quintet K.581 and Copland Clarinet Concerto with the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra. The critics received these recordings with great enthusiasm: "Silva's tone has great core, focus and ring..." in The clarinet; "... Silva has the chops to handle all of this music, and the swing to sell it." in Fanfare Magazine.

Nuno Silva also performs and conducts masterclasses regularly throughout the world and he is frequently invited to perform at the International Clarinet Association conventions.

Nuno Silva is regularly invited to be a member of the jury in the most important clarinet competitions around the world.

Nuno Silva holds the position of Principal Clarinet with the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra as well as Professor of Clarinet at the Lisbon National Conservatory and the National Superior Orchestra Academy of Lisbon. He is also Artistic Director of the Cultural Association “Cultivarte” which organizes and hosts the Lisbon International Clarinet Competition.

Nuno Silva is a Buffet Crampon and D’addario Woodwinds  artist. His career was mentioned in the magazine  Visão as a “journey worthy of national pride” and his biography appears in Gianluca Campagnolo’s book “The Great Clarinettists”.







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