Portuguese pianist Saul Picado began his studies with João Paulo Cunha in Castelo Branco. In 2010 he graduated with distinction in piano accompaniment and chamber music from the Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra in Lisbon, where he studied with Alexei Eremine.
In 2011 his ensemble the Dryads Duo (with violinist Carla Santos) 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).
Saul Picado obtained his master’s degree in performance in 2012 from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, studying with Peter Bithell and Martin Roscoe. Alongside his work as a performer, he teaches piano in London and Windsor.