Bruno Monteiro is among the leading violinists in Portugal. He studied in New York with Patinka Kopec, Isidore Cohen and members of the American String Quartet at the Manhattan School of Music with scholarships from the Gulbenkian Foundation and Centro Nacional de Cultura, later completing his training in Chicago under Shmuel Ashkenasi as a scholar of the Ministério da Cultura and Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. He performs as recitalist, concert soloist and chamber musician in all the major musical centres of Portugal and internationally, appearing throughout Europe, the Philippines, Malaysia, South Korea and the United States (Carnegie Hall). Monteiro has been a guest soloist with leading orchestras, including the English Chamber Orchestra and the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra. In recital he has performed with João Paulo Santos since 2002. His discography includes the albums Début, 20th Century Expressions, In Recital, Solo, the complete works for violin and piano by Robert and Clara Schumann, violin sonatas by the esteemed Portuguese composers Óscar da Silva and Armando José Fernandes, the Concerto and the Poème by Chausson and the Violin Sonatas by Saint-Saëns and Richard Strauss.