António Pinho Vargas (1951-) is a Portuguese composer and pianist specializing in jazz and contemporary music. He has also written books, essays, and articles on music. Having obtained a degree in history at the University of Porto, he studied music at the Rotterdam Conservatory from 1987 to 1990 and graduated with a degree in Musical Composition. In 1991, he began teaching musical composition at the Escola Superior de Música in Lisbon. His first jazz album was Outros lugares (1983). He also wrote soundtracks for Portuguese films and theatrical plays. Since his return from the Netherlands he has mainly been a classical composer, having written operas, orchestral and ensemble pieces, and works recorded by the Arditti Quartet, Galliard Ensemble, Royal Scottish Academy Brass, and the Northern Sinfonia.