Carlos Damas was born in Coimbra and has established himself as a leading violinist in Portugal. At the age of three he joined the Conservatório Regional de Coimbra and at fifteen made his first appearance as a soloist, with the Portuguese National Symphony Orchestra. He studied with Jacqueline Lefèvre and Ivry Gitlis and was mentored by Yehudi Menuhin. He served as assistant concertmaster of the Macau Chamber Orchestra and has played in the most important concert venues in Europe, Asia and America as a recitalist, and as a soloist with orchestras and chamber ensembles. His recording Modern Solo Violin Music was honoured as the best record by ARTE TV.