Emanuel Salvador



Described by the “Strad Magazine” as “one of the finest Portuguese violinists of his generation”, Emanuel Salvador leads a busy career as a concert violinist, chamber musician and concertmaster all around the world.

Born in 1981, Emanuel Salvador has already performed as a soloist and chamber musician in many important venues including St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwark Cathedral (London), Hamamatsu concert hall (Japan), Jiangxi Arts Centre (China), Philharmonic Hall (Uralsk – Kazakhstan), Gulbenkian Auditório 2, Rivoli Theatre and Centro Cultural de Belém (Portugal), Codarts’ Muziksaal (Rotterdam), Teatro Universitario UANL and Teatro Ocampo (Mexico), Adana Symphony Hall (Turkey), Cracow Philharmonic Hall and Lutoslawski Concert studio, Warsaw (Poland), Auditório Nacional and Centro de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (Spain), Voronezh and Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Halls (Russia), Sto. António Church (Rome), Palatin Kulturzentrum and Fruchthalle (Germany); Manoel Theatre (Malta), and extensive tours of USA, Southeast Asia, China and Japan. He has been awarded several prizes such as: first prize at Isolde Menges (RCM) and Beckenham Festival competitions; Barbirolli Memorial and Wolfson Foundation Award; second prize at Jovens Músicos competition; Honours Mention at Júlio Cardona International Competition – Portugal; Gulbenkian Foundation Scholarship (2000-2003); Instituto Camões Grants (2008-2009).


“…Emanuel Salvador, one of the finest Portuguese violinists of his generation.”

Hazel Davies

Strad Magazine

Wide public and critical acclaim for the concerts, recordings and festival appearances

In 1999 Emanuel graduated from Artave (a specialist music school) as the best student of the year. During this time he studied with Costa Santos, Sergei Aroutiounian and Yakow Marr. He then moved to London, where he got a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (studying with Professor John Glickman) and a Master’s Degree in Advanced Performance at the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Dr. Felix Andrievsky. Other professors with whom Emanuel studied include Ulf Hoelscher, Alberto Lysy, Vadim Brodsky, David Takeno, Gerardo Ribeiro and Ilya Grubert.

As a concerto soloist Emanuel has played with Sinfónica de Brasília, Sinfônica da Bahia, Sinfonica do Espirito Santo; Çukurova State Symphony, Baskent chamber orchestra, Sinfonica UANL, Camara de Morelos and Mexican Radio Chamber Orchestra; Dnipropetrovsk Symphony, Baltycka, Bialystok, Lublin, Sudecka, Lomza, Opole, Kalisz, Polish National Youth Philharmonics; Rotterdam Ensemble, Orchestra da Camara Fiorentina, Voronezh Symphony, Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic, Pazardhzik Symphony, City of Thessaloniki, Newbury Symphony and Nuova Amadeus orchestras, Orquestra do Norte, Clássica da Madeira; under Natalia Ponomorchuk, Byron Fidetzis, Adam Klocek, Mark Kadin, Juan Carlos Lomonaco, Ferreira Lobo, Carlos Prazeres, Roberto Beltran, Grigor Palikarov, Philippe Bender, Boguslaw Dawidow, Felix Carrasco, Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach, Federico Garcia Vigil, and Bartosz Zurakowski.

His festival appearances include Usedomer Musik Festival (Germany), Gaia International and Encontros da Primavera (Portugal), Proms in St. Judes and Ampthill (U.K.), International Spring Orchestra Festival (Malta), Winter Nights (Bulgaria), Eternal Spring Chamber Music Festival (Mexico), Guimaraes European Capital of Culture 2012 and Musicales en Tricastin (France). Some of his performances have been recorded for the Portuguese Radio, Polish Radio and NDR radio. Emanuel is the artistic director of Baltic Neopolis Festival in Poland since 2015.

The Violin Concerto by Joaquim dos Santos, was written for, and premiered by Emanuel in Italy and Portugal. The recording of the premiere was released in 2005. Karl Fiorini´s Violin Concerto, also written for Emanuel, was premiered in Rotterdam, Portugal, Malta and recorded for Divine Art label for wide critical acclaim.

Emanuel is an active chamber musician and has studied in masterclasses with Bernard Greenhouse (Beaux Arts), Florestan and Peabody trios and the Borodin, Takacs and Vellinger Quartets. He was a founder member of the Vianna da Motta Piano Trio, with whom he performed extensively in the U.K. and Portugal and recorded a CD for Centro Atlântico label. In 2003, he formed a violin and harp Duo with Ieuan Jones, playing regularly in the U.K. He is the artistic director and first violinist of Guimarães String Quartet.

After a 10-year tenure as concertmaster of Orquestra do Norte in Portugal (2005-2015), Emanuel was appointed concertmaster at Baltic Neopolis Chamber Orchestra in Poland. As a guest concertmaster Emanuel played with Spanish National Orchestra, Czestochowa Philharmonic and Seoul Classical Players (South Korea).

He plays on a tonal copy of a Guarnerius del Gesu, by Martin Schleske (Munich, 2004), which he acquired with the help of a Loan Fund for Musical Instruments’ grant. Emanuel is a D’Addario artist.


“…Salvador has given us a rendition to cherish.”

Maria Nockin

Fanfare Magazine


13th January 2018

Kolobrzeg, Poland

Works by Nisinman and Piazzolla

Marcelo Nisinman, bandoneon

Baltic Neopolis Quartet

19th January 2018

National Philharmonic Warsaw, Poland

Works by Tartini, Schubert, Massenet and Sarasate

Vasko Vassilev, violin

Baltic Neopolis Orchestra

28th January 2018

Pazardhzik, Bulgaria

Sibelius Violin Concerto

Pazardhzik Symphony Orchestra

Adam Klocek

1st February 2018

Stargard, Poland

Works by Freitas Branco, Lutoslawski, Szymanowski and Camargo Guarnieri

Ronaldo Rolim, piano

4th February

Zurich, Switzerland

Works by Freitas Branco, Lutoslawski, Szymanowski and Camargo Guarnieri

Ronaldo Rolim, piano

6th February

Montesilvano, Italy

Works by Freitas Branco, Lutoslawski, Szymanowski and Camargo Guarnieri

Ronaldo Rolim, piano

7-11th February

Montesilvano, Italy

Recording Freitas Branco and Szymanowski for Odradek records

Ronaldo Rolim, piano


Karl Fiorini Violin Concertos

Bartosz Zurakowski, Emanuel Salvador, Marta Magdalena Lelek, Sudecka Philharmonic Orchestra

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Il Tramonto

Baltic Neopolis Quartet

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Szymon Brzoska, Barbara Drążkowska, Olga Wojciechowska, Emanuel Salvador, Emilia Goch, Tomasz Szczęsny

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Guimaraes String Quartet

The Guimaraes String Quartet was founded in 2016 and is the quartet in residence in Guimarães, Portugal.

 Their members, all of which lead exciting individual careers found in this project a way to develop high-quality chamber music making in the beautiful historical town of Guimarães. They lead their own quartet series, which includes a series of yearly residencies, apart from a growing number of high-profile concerts abroad.

Highlights of this season include appearances at the Baltic Neopolis Festival in Poland and Macau International Music Festival as well as their debut at the Fruchthalle concert hall (Kaiserslautern, Germany) chamber music series and the recording of their first CD for Odradek Records with works by Freitas Branco.

Future concert engagements include Tricastin Festival in France, Gaia International Music Festival and “Guimaraes Allegro” Festival.

Baltic Neopolis Orchestra

Photo by Radek Kurzaj

Baltic Neopolis Orchestra, winner of the Polish Grammy for the best Music album of 2015,

the first Polish participant of Toyota Classic Tour 2016 Asia is an exciting orchestra that was founded in 2008 and gathers the best musicians from Poland. Since that time, the orchestra has performed countless times, both in their own cycles, as well as guests in various concert halls and prestigious festivals both at home and abroad.

Violist Emilia Goch is Baltic Neopolis Orchestra CEO who, with true passion and dedication promotes this new brand in Polish culture. The orchestra aims for the highest artistic standards and therefore attracts the region best musicians who work together in both national and international music projects. Counting with the expert guidance of Deutsche Oper concertmaster, Tomasz Tomaszewsky (Artistic Director of BNO from 2012-2015) followed by Vasko Vassiliev, concertmaster of Covent Garden orchestra, who took over as artistic director in 2015, the orchestra is building its reputation as a fast rising ensemble in the European music scene. Apart from regular work with standard repertoire, BNO is always looking for adventurous programming and is especially interested in making classical music appeal to a wide audience.

Baltic Neopolis Orchestra, already widely-recognized in Europe and Asia, continues exploring different musical fields and prides itself on long-term collaborations with some of today’s finest musicians, such as: Krzysztof Penderecki, Paweł Łukaszewski, Mikołaj Górecki, Daniel Stabrawa, Daniel Rowland, Maxim Rysanov, Boris Brovtsyn, Richard Galliano, Josef Lendvay.

To date, Baltic Neopolis Orchestra has released five albums. Ego Sapientia by Professor Marek Jasiński recorded together with The Jan Szyrocki Choir of West Pomeranian University of Technology (2013), compositions by Mikołaj Górecki and Paweł Łukaszewski, recorded with Tomasz Tomaszewski (2013), Tribute to Carl Loewe with Urszula Kryger, Adam Kruszewski and Paweł Kotla (2014), Sonatina für Alina with saxophonist Alina Mleczko (2014) and Il Tramonto with soprano Joanna Tylkowska-Drożdż (2015) .


Baltic Neopolis Orchestra progressive and unique musical identity, allied with high professional standards which are delivered with full commitment, makes each concert a memorable occasion.

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