Ricardo Baptista

Porto, 1978

Musician with a speciality in devising and developing work with diverse communities.
Conceived and was the artistic director of “GuimarãesPlay” of Guimarães2012 – European Capital of Culture, the main non-formal music program, with communities.
Conceived and/or coordinated large scale city wide music events with communities such as “Operação BigBang” or “Orquestra da Bida Airada” in Ílhavo.

Regular collaborator with Casa da Música, is a “Factor E” team member and part of the educative team of Digitopia.

Was the artistic director of projects such as “Outros Cantos” or “Getting Better All The Time” with musical communities from Braga, for GNRation and Casa da Música.

Conceived and developed, for the Presidency of the European Council – 2017, the project “Ode to Joy, a citizens orchestra” and the project “Mewga Muzika” for the Valletta2018 – European Capital of Culture, with Tim Steiner. Created workshops and performances on the École de Musique de la Ville d’Echternach and with the refugee center Konterbont Weilerbach, in Luxembourg.

Was part of the team of leaders of the course Inspire – Induction Week of Aldeburgh Young Musicians in the UK.

Won the 2015 Literary Prize “Maria Rosa Colaço”.