Portuguese violinist Carla Santos studied with Ana Sofia Mota at the Conservatório de Música Calouste Gulbenkian, Aveiro (Portugal), gaining a Diploma (2004), and later with Àgnes Sárosi at the Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra in Lisbon, where she gained a bachelor’s degree (2009). She then continued her studies in London at the Royal College of Music with Radu Blidar, obtaining a master’s degree in Performance (2011) and an Artist Diploma (2012).
She is a member, with pianist Saul Picado, of the Dryads Duo, which was awarded First Prize at the Prémio Jovens Músicos competition in Portugal. The duo has since recorded albums of works by Janáček, Ravel and Enescu (2012) and Elgar, Szymanowski and Respighi (2016). Alongside her work as a performer, Carla Santos teaches the violin in London and Windsor.