António Pinho Vargas (b.1951) is a Portuguese musician, composer and essayist, specialized in the performance and writing of Jazz and contemporary music. He has also written books, essays and articles on the subject of music. He is one of the few Portuguese – like Luís de Freitas Branco, Vianna da Mota and Fernando Lopes-Graça –, included in New Groove, the reputable British dictionary of music and musicians.
António Pinho Vargas recorded ten jazz albums as a pianist/composer, including the two double discs Solo (2008) and Solo II (2009), and Improvisations (2011), recorded live at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon. He has composed four operas, a Requiem and two sacred oratorios, ten orchestral pieces, eight works for ensemble, twenty chamber works, including three string quartets, seven pieces for soloists and music for five films.