Luís Mota graduated from the Royal College of Music, London (RCM) in Composition for Screen and Violin. He was an RCM Award Holder supported by the Knights of the Round Table and received a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
His musical studies began at age seven in Portugal. He was the winner of the YAMAHA Bursaries Program 2010 for string players which enabled him to take part in several summer courses in the UK, Italy and Israel. In 2013, as part of an internship offered by the RCM, he played in the English National Opera Orchestra.
As a composer, Luís has written a children’s opera ‘Tito e Gaspar’ (2008), ‘Fagotada’ for bassoon and piano, ‘Baladino’ and ‘Quinarimba’ for violin and marimba, ‘Camila’ for orchestra, ‘gardim’ for electronics and ‘Triple Transmission’ for newspaper and electronics. Most recently, Luís composed the soundtrack for ‘Half Tone’, an animation film by Iris Abols (Royal College of Art). He regularly works with directors from the London Film School and Central Saint Martins.