Recently, Vinicius Sant’Ana earned his Master of Music degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the guidance of Dr. Soh-Hyun Altino. In 2016, he earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota, where he studied with the Argentinian violinist Alejandro Drago. As a member of The UND String Quartet and the Red River Trio, Vinicius toured China, Japan, Czech Republic, Brazil, and the United States. Sant’Ana is also recipient of several awards including, Sao Paulo Young Artist Competition, Grand Forks Symphony Competition, and Bismarck Symphony Competition. Active as an orchestra musician, Vinicius performs regularly with Dubuque and La Crosse Symphony Orchestras, and has performed with leading Brazilian orchestras such as the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Mato Grosso Symphony Orchestra, and Municipal Theater Orchestra of São Paulo. As a concertmaster of the Pão de Açúcar Chamber Orchestra from 2007 to 2012, Vinicius played in major concert halls of Brazil and abroad. During Fall 2014, Vinicius was invited by the Pão de Açúcar Chamber Orchestra to play as a soloist and concertmaster in their debut at Carnegie Hall, NY.