Gonçalo Cruz

Researcher | Designer | Musician | Educator | Maker


Music composer and guest musician on live and recorded performances


Maker of bagpipes & Woodwinds


Doctoral Researcher in Music
The Redesign of Bagpipes

My workshops & Seminars

Over the last years, Gonçalo has worked with several educational institutions carrying out pedagogical, cultural & motivational seminars and workshops.
If you’re looking for a guest speaker or would like to hear more about his seminars, please send an email.



Lessons and workshops

Learn how to play Bagpipes, 
Flutes & Whistles 
or join in with your music instrument and learn folk repertoire from Iberia

Project & Design

Tools that help you think.

Be it the remodeling of your own apartment, producing your new record album, drafting your scientific paper or designing your live performance.
In Design process, it’s all about getting something accomplished.



Learn to be. . .

From Music to the Visual Arts, from Meditation to Martial arts, its all about transcending technique.
Thinking > Knowing > Being

by design…


I’ve been connected to the arts since as far back as I can remember. I’ve never imagined myself doing anything other than creating “stuff”. How Music composition became an intrinsic part of “it all”, is something that took me a while to make sense of… However, since childhood having travel from Drawing to Painting, to Architecture, and ending up Making the very same musical instruments I play and compose with, has been an amazing ride. The more time passes the more everything seems to fall into place…

Latest News

Gonçalo writes for several media outlets, including the youtube channel GaitaMakerTV, or the Finndit.org initiative.
He also publishes articles and papers, that you can read here.

Tartu museum – 2nd Field trip

Tartu museum – 2nd Field trip

Delving Deeper: Precision and Progress at the Estonian National Museum I'm thrilled to bring you along on my latest journey back to Estonia, a trip that once again immersed me in the country's rich musical heritage. This time, our compass pointed us towards the...

Our folk music album gets National Media support

Our folk music album gets National Media support

I'm very happy to announce that our farewell album ARRE has been supported by the Portuguese National Radio, with the award of "Um disco Antena 1" It is the recognition of our career (since 2006) as one of the most influential bands of Portuguese contemporary folk...

50 years Estonian bagpipe revival

50 years Estonian bagpipe revival

Yes! I’ll be speaking about my Baltic bagpipe research at the “Tauli torupill 50”, in Estonia, Riidaja Torupillitalu, on the 16th of October next! Estonian pipers are celebrating the anniversary of the Taul’s bagpipe – 50 years since the revival of the Estonian...


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