Luís Tinoco (1969-) read his First Degree in Composition at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa. He was then awarded scholarships by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Centro Nacional de Cultura, to complete a Masters degree in Composition at the Royal Academy of Music, in London. He gained his PhD in Music Research at the University of York. In 2016 Luís Tinoco was appointed Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM). Tinoco's chamber and orchestral music has been commissioned and programmed by orchestras such as the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, Porto Symphony Orchestra Casa da Música, Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Turin Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, São Paulo Symphony (OSESP) and the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, among others. His stage works include Evil Machines, a music theatre project with libretto and stage direction by the former Monty Python Terry Jones; Paint Me, a chamber opera with libretto by Stephen Plaice and stage direction by Rui Horta; and the ballet Lidia for the Companhia Nacional de Bailado, with choreography by Paulo Ribeiro.