BIOGRAPHY NUNO DE VASCONCELOS
NUNO DE VASCONCELOS
Nuno de Vasconcelos, originally from Santo Tirso, began his musical studies in his hometown, continuing his education at the Centro de Cultura Musical and the Escola Profissional Artística do Vale do Ave (ARTAVE), where he completed the String Instrumentalist Course in 2007. He pursued his higher education with Augusto Trindade, Alexandra Trindade, and Daniel Rowland at the Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas de Castelo Branco, obtaining his Bachelor’s, Specialisation Master’s, and Music Teaching Master’s degrees. He is also certified by the Spanish Federation of the Suzuki Method.
As an orchestra and chamber music musician, he has performed multiple times in Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, France, Cape Verde, and Brazil, participating in national and international ensembles. He regularly collaborates with some prominent national orchestras, such as the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Orquestra Clássica do Sul, and Filarmonia das Beiras. He was a permanent member of the Fundação Orquestra Estúdio da Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2012 and is now a founding member of the Orquestra Filarmónica Portuguesa, which he still joins as a tutti or second violin leader. He has also performed in recitals at the Curso de Música Espanhola De Santiago de Compostela, receiving the Joaquín y Victoria Rodrigo award.
As a teacher, he has worked at the Conservatório Regional de Música de Vila Real, where he organised two editions of the National ESP Award, and at the Academia de Paços de Brandão (Suzuki Method). He teaches at the Academia de Música de Alcobaça and as an assistant professor in the Violin Class at the Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas de Castelo Branco, where he combines violin and chamber music teaching with the coordination of the ESART Symphony Orchestra.