João Domingos Bomtempo (1775-1842) was a Portuguese pianist, composer and pedagogue. Bomtempo was son of an Italian musician of the Portuguese court Orchestra, and studied at the Music Seminary of the Patriarchal See in Lisbon. Unlike most of his contemporaries, he was not interested in opera and, in 1801, instead of going to Italy, he traveled to Paris, starting a virtuoso pianist career. He moved to London in 1810 and got acquainted with the liberal circles. In 1822 he returned to Lisbon, founding a Philharmonic Society to promote public concerts of the contemporary music.