João Balegas was born in Almada in 1993 and began his oboe studies at the age of 14 at the Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional with Prof. Luís Marques. Later on, at the same school, he entered the Curso Profissional de Instrumentista de Sopros e Percussão in the class of Prof. Salvador Parola. In 2019, he joined Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra, in the class of Prof. Nélson Alves.
As a student, he participated in Masterclasses with Laura Marcos, Sally Dean, Christian Wetzel and Ramón Ortega Quero. He also took part in the 2011 and 2012 editions of the Orquestra de Jovens dos Conservatórios Oficiais de Música, under the baton of Eduardo Garcia-Barrios and Rodolfo Saglimbeni, in the 2012 edition of OCPzero, conducted by Pedro Carneiro, and became an effective musician of the Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil between 2012 and 2015, with the conducter Christopher Bochmann.
He integrated Banda Sinfónica do exército, between 2013 and 2014, and Banda do Exército – Destacamento do Porto, between 2014 and 2019, where he performed as a soloist on Oboe and English horn.
João Balegas has been playing with Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Sinfonietta do Porto, Sinfonietta de Ponta Delgada, Capdeville Ensemble and Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais e Oeiras, being conducted by Jean-Marc Burfin, José Eduardo Gomes, Pedro Amaral, Pedro Neves, Rui Pinheiro and Nikolay Lalov.
Currently, João Balegas is attending the last year of the Bachelor Degree in Orchestra Musician at Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra, in the oboe class of Prof. Nélson Alves.