Prior to this Coelho had already won several awards such as the 1st Prize at the Portuguese Radio Conducting Competition as well as being a finalist at the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award in 2017. Following on these competitions he has made his debut with the Orquestra de Cadaqués, Orquestra Gulbenkian, Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Camerata Salzburg and Kammerorchester Basel.
For the past two years he served as assistant conductor of the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest where he worked with Marc Albrecht on symphonic concerts, as well as at the Dutch National Opera. During both seasons he conducted the orchestra in concerts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and at numerous venues throughout the Netherlands.
In summer 2016 he attended the Tanglewood Music Center as one of the Conducting Fellows and was invited to return in 2017. There he worked and performed with the Festival Orchestra and assisted the guest conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit, Thomas Adès and Stéphane Denève.
A passionate opera conductor, he has conducted performances of “Die sieben todsünden” in Tanglewood, “La Traviata” in Teplice as well as “Cavalleria Rusticana” in Plzen, Czech Republic, where he returns next season for “Rusalka”.
He studies at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste with Johannes Schlaefli and took part in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Neeme Järvi and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. In 2015 he was admitted into the German Music Council’s prestigious Dirigentenforum and received a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation from 2014 to 2016.
Born in 1989, Nuno Coelho completed his violin studies in Klagenfurt and Brussels with Yuzuko Horigome, working regularly with professional orchestras and ensembles. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Kärtner Sinfonieorchester, the Jeugd&Muziek Antwerpen and for several occasions with the Kammerakademie Klagenfurt.