António Vassalo Lourenço holds a doctorate in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati, USA. He was formerly the Director of the Department of Communication and Art at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where he currently teaches conducting and ensemble music classes. He has been the conductor and artistic director of the Filarmonia das Beiras Orchestra since 1999. He previously worked with the Portuguese Youth Orchestra and the Concert Orchestra in Cincinnati.
As a conductor, he has given a variety of world premieres. He has co-ordinated and performed Portuguese adaptations of children's operas. His discography includes Blows Hot and Cold by Sara Carvalho (Remix Emsemble).