Born in Madeira, Portugal, Nuno Jacinto started his musical education at the age of 7 at the Conservatório de Música da Madeira in Violin, Piano, Organ and Harp. In 2000 he specialized in Violin in Escola Profissional de Instrumento, which he finished with distinction (18 values). He won the 2nd violin prize on "Education Pedagogics" in Athens, Greece.
In 2003, he applied to Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo (ESMAE) at Oporto, where he took his degree in Composition, studying in the classes of João Madureira, Nuno Corte Real, Dimitris Andrikopoulos, Clarence Barlow, Carlos Guedes and Klaas de Vries. Several of his most recent works have already been presented in Funchal, Oporto, Braga, Aveiro, Lisbon in festivals like Festival “Sound Acoustics” — Zépellin2005 (Barcelona), Festival “Technical Breakdown” (Copenhagen), Black&White Festival (Oporto) and “Corta” — International Festival of Short Movies of Oporto.
In 2006, Jacinto was awarded with the Scolarship of Merit of IPP, in contribution to his exemplary academic carrier.
In 2007, his piece for violin solo “Solo II”, integrated as obligatory portuguese contemporary work in Prémio Jovens Músicos 2007 (Antena 2/RDP).
In 2008, his piece for Orchestra “ArRestare” (1st version) was premiered by Orquestra do Algarve and conductor Cesário Costa, during the II Atelier de Leitura para Jovens Compositores.
Presently, Nuno Jacinto is teacher of Music Analysis, Acoustics and Music Technology in Escola Profissional Artística do Vale do Ave (ARTAVE).