Emanuel Salvador



Emanuel Salvador has been described by Strad Magazine as „one of the best Portuguese violinists of his generation”.

He has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster on many world stages, including the United Kingdom, Kazakhstan, China, Japan, Portugal, Holland, Mexico, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Estonia, USA and Germany. He is the winner and laureate of competitions such as Isolde Menges (RCM), Beckenham Festival, Barbirolli Memorial, Wolfson Foundation, Jovens Musicos, Julio Cardona. In 2005, he graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music in London. As a soloist and concertmaster, he has performed with orchestras such as:

Orquesta Nacional de España, Brasil National Orchestra, Seoul Classical Players, Adana Philharmonic, Monterrey Symphony Orchestra, Krasnoyarsk Symphony, Orquestra de Norte, Clássica da Madeira, Czestochowa Philharmonic, Lomza Philharmonic and Bialystok Philharmonic. He is the founder and leader of the Guimarães String Quartet in Portugal, with which he regularly performs in Europe and Asia. From 2005 to 2015 he was concertmaster of the Orquestra do Norte in Portugal. Since 2015, he has been the  Artistic Director of the Baltic Neopolis Orchestra and its first concertmaster. With this ensemble, he has won wide recognition from listeners and critics alike by performing in concert halls in Europe and Asia, in countries such as Germany, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Estonia, Norway, Malta, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia, Russia, Korea, India and China. His achievements include critically acclaimed album recordings, solo concerts with over 40 orchestras and master classes around the world.

Emanuel has toured extensively in Southeast Asia, China, Japan and in the United States. As of 2019, he is also Artistic Director of the International Festivals Guimarães Clássico in Portugal, Szczecin Classic in Poland and, from 2023, a new concert series in the Polish-German border called „Music Powerania”.


Major CD releases:


  1. Karl Fiorini Violin Concertos - Bartosz Żurakowski - conductor, Emanuel Salvador- soloist, Sudecka Philharmonic Orchestra
  2. Il Tramonto Baltic Neopolis Quartet
  3. Migrations, music Szymon Brzóska
  4. Wartime Tryptichs - Emanuel Salvador (violin), Ronaldo Rolim (piano) - Odradek records
  5. 4 AM Tango - Baltic Neopolis Orchestra, Marcelo Nisinman (bandoneon), Emanuel Salvador (concertmaster) – DUX
  6. Polish Concerti vol. 1 – Baltic Neopolis Orchestra, Emanuel Salvador (solo) – DUX