Vinícius Sant’Ana

Brazilian-born violinist Vinícius Sant’Ana has concertized across four continents. As a chamber musician, he has toured China, Japan, the Czech Republic, Brazil, and the United States as a member of the Red River Trio, and has also been a member of the University of North Dakota String Quartet. Sant’Ana has performed with leading Brazilian orchestras including the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, and Municipal Theater Orchestra of São Paulo.
Winner of the São Paulo Young Artist Competition, Grand Forks Symphony Competition, and the Bismarck Symphony Competition, among others, Vinícius Sant’Ana, at age 16 performed the Viotti Violin Concerto No. 22 with the Preludio Symphony under the baton of Julio Medaglia for the nationally televised Preludio Classical Music Competition.He earned his Master of Music degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the guidance of Dr. Soh-Hyun Altino, and received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Dakota, where he studied with the Argentinian violinist Alejandro Drago.
Currently, Vinícius is a member of the Griffon String Quartet, a full-time ensemble based in Door County, WI.