Nuno Miguel Henriques was born in May the 7th of 1978. Son of a cellist, he has begun his musical studies at the age of six at the Madeira Musical Conservatory with prof. Agostinho Henriques, and also studied with prof. András Hennel. He studied composition for the first time with maestro Roberto Pérez between 1995 and 1998, and it was then that he composed his first pieces. He entered the Composition Course at the Lisbon Music Superior School in 1998, and studied with the professors António Pinho Vargas, Christopher Bochmann and Sérgio Azevedo, having finished the degree in 2003.
He proceeded his studies at the Rotterdam Conservatory with the professor Klaas de Vries and Peter Jan Wagemans between 2003 and 2005, with a scholarship from Madeira’s Government. He is now
He atended masterclasses with professor Emmanuel Nunes and Salvatore Sciarrino at Aveiro University in 2000. Since 2001 he atends regularly the masterclasses in composition with professor Emmanuel Nunes at Gulbenkian Foundation. In 2003 and 2004 he was selected to the first and second Gulbenkian Workshop for Young Composers, with two premieres with Gulbenkian Orchestra with Gullaume Bourgogne as a conductor.
In 2004 had a comission by Gulbenkian Foundation for an orchestral piece witch was premiered in 2008 conducted by Joana Carneiro, and in the same year he was selected to participate in a workshop organized by ASKO ensemble in Amsterdam in May 2005. In 2006, he participated in a concert with Orchestrutópica conducted by Cesário Costa with the piece Elementos for ensemble.
He currently teaches composition and analysis at Academia de Música de Elvas, Academia de Música de Lisboa - Os violinhos, and Escola de Música Nossa Senhora do Cabo.
He had two distinctions in the Composers Competition for solo instruments “EURITMIA”, in 2006 and 2008 with the piece Cadenza for solo violin and Uma pequena viagem... - Caminho do Imperador - for solo guitar.