Luís Mota is a composer, orchestrator and violinist from Porto, Portugal. He graduated from the Royal College of Music in London, with a Master's degree in Violin and Composition for Screen with Distinction. He complemented his studies by taking part in the first year of the International Master's in Composition for Screen (InMICS) in Belgium, under the direction of Dirk Brossé and Dominique Pauwels. As an InMICS student, he attended the Film Fest Gent 2018 and the International Film Festival in Aubagne 2019.
Luís composes for solo instruments, chamber ensembles and orchestra. He has collaborated with filmmakers and animators like Iris Abols, Andrés Salas, Steve Roberts, Rita Castro, and Zaur Kourazov.
As an educator, Luís has tutored students of all ages, from primary school age all the way to retired adults. He provides online lessons on violin, composition, analysis and music theory to students in several countries.
Since childhood Luís always had an obsession with making loud noises with pans and pots and would spend hours singing and playing the piano. Now as a composer, his musical influences include classical composers from Beethoven to Stravinsky and Philip Glass, film composers from Bernard Herrmann to John Williams, and musicians like Nils Frahm, Sufjan Stevens, and Tom Waits.