P O R T U G A L
Born in 1993, Tomás Costa began his violin studies aged 4, at Academia de Música de Santa Maria da Feira, with Augusto Trindade and later with António Fernando Silva. Complementarily, he studied with Daniel Rowland (former concertmaster of Orquestra Gulbenkian and 1st violinist of the Brodsky Quartet) between 2000 and 2005, and with Aníbal Lima from 2006 to 2014, entering Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra’s Bachelor’s Degree in 2011 and concluding it in 2014. He attended the Master’s Degree in Music Teaching at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (ESML) between September 2014 and December 2016, writing a dissertation on the relationship between the use of accessories on the violin, principles of mobility and violin pedagogy. Since 2015 he has also been working as Monitor at ESML, serving as teaching assistant to the school’s four violin professors and their class.
He collaborates with Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa, Orquestra Gulbenkian, Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras, Lisbon Film Orchestra, Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais e Oeiras and Orquestra Filarmónica Portuguesa, having also played as soloist with Orquestra de Jovens de Santa Maria da Feira, Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras, Orquestra Académica Metropolitana - as per the INATEL Prize – and Orquestra Sinfónica da Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa. He’s a laureate of Prémio Jovens Músico da Antena 2, Concurso Internacional Cidade do Fundão and Concurso Santa Cecília do Curso de Música Silva Monteiro. He’s a founding member of Quarteto Olisipo, having participated in the HARMOS Festival, in 2014, and working in masterclasses and workshops with Susanne van Els, Diemut Poppen, Xavier Gagnepain andCibrán Sierra. He participated in individual masterclasses with Gerardo Ribeiro, Simon Fischer, Evgeny Bushkov, Mariana Sirbu, Erik Heide and Sergei Kravchenko, and has been coached privately by violinists Daniel Kurganov and David Lefèvre (concertmaster of Orchestre Philarmonique de Monte-Carlo).