His catalogue counts over 160 titles. His compositional work has received acclaim and recognition from great names in the world of music: awarded by figures such as Berio, Fedele, Noseda, Rhim, Morricone, Penderecki, Nishimura, Corghi, Bussotti, Solbiati, Halfter, Vacchi, Sciarrino, Abbado, Osokawa, Lindberg etc.
Among the numerous awards that Portera has received, we mention:
His works have been performed by: Tokyo Philarmonic, RAI Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philarmonic, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, National Orchestra of Estonia, Greek National Orchestra, Arditti Quartet, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group etc.
His works have been conducted by Noseda, Rustioni, Kawka, Iwamura, Gazon, Carrasco, Boccadoro etc. Andrea Portera’s works are commissioned by important theatres and festivals, including Biennale of Venice, Stresa Festival, Santander Festival, Tokyo Opera City, ITU MIAM-Center in Istanbul, etc.