João Quinteiro starts His musical studies at the Conservatório Regional de Música de Viseu, where he dedicated himself particularly to the study of classic guitar with Paula Sobral and composition, under the orientation of the Composer José Carlos Sousa.
Between 2004 and 2009 he takes the Graduate Degree in Composition, at the Universidade de Aveiro. Here he studies composition with João Pedro Oliveira, Isabel Soveral and Evgueni Zouldikine. After finishing his Graduate Degree, he takes a Masters Degree in Philosophy, specializing in Aesthetics at the FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where he works under the orientation of Professor João Constâncio and Professor Paulo Pereira de Assis on the Thesis Manifestações do sujeito-multiplicidade e do significado de Inconsciente em Fernando Pessoa na ópera ‘O Sonho’, de Pedro Amaral (Manifestations of the multiple-self and the meaning of Inconscious in Fernando Pessoa in the opera ‘The Dream’, by Pedro Amaral). He takes simultaneously the Masters Degree in Composition at the Universidade de Aveiro, under the orientation of Professor Helena Santana, where He presents the Thesis GOT LOST, linguagem e percepção na obra de Helmut Lachenmann (GOT LOST, language and perception on the works of Helmut Lachenmann). He is presently attending the PhD in Artistic Studies – Art and Mediation, at the FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
He is currently responsible for the disciplines of Composition Analysis and Techniques and Acoustics, at Ourearte – Escola de Música e Artes de Ourem.
He attended several Workshops and Seminars with Composer Emmanuel Nunes, both in Fundação Gulbenkian and at the Casa da Música in Oporto. Other than the Seminars with Emmanuel Nunes, he also participated in Workshops and conferences by the Composers Brian Farneyhough, Edson Zampronha, Staffan Mossenmark, Flô Menezes, Helmut Lachenmann and Beat Furrer.
He participates regularly, since 2013, as a guest composer, orienting sessions for the project “Omnia Mutantur” of the Associação Arte no Tempo, in Aveiro.
He had his first piece premiered in 2007, in one of the Fundação Gulbenkian’s Workshops for Young Composers, under the orientation of Composer Emmanuel Nunes. Here his Piece with Graphic Title III was selected and interpreted in concert by the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Conducted by Guillaume Bourgogne. Invited by Composer Chagas Rosa, he premiered in the “Festivais de Outono” his piece Oidche Shamhna. He composes for the Saxophone player Jorge Silva the piece Kathib’s Heart. Invited by the Conductor Pedro Figueiredo, he writes for the Lisbon Ensemble 20/21 the piece reflexos sobre a pele, premiered in 2010 in Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. He premieres the piece Energeia, with the Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa.
He was awarded the 1st prize (Category A) in the II International Composition Competition GMCL/Jorge Peixinho, with the piece Thánatos, which finds its context in a group of pieces dedicated to the drives and instincts.
He is presently working on the recording of the piece A Sombra, for piano and flute and on the materials of what He hopes to become His first opera.