Gustavo Afonso is a Portuguese pianist born in Coimbra. Afonso has studied with Álvaro Teixeira Lopes, Rita Dourado and Helena Paula Figueiredo, and has been awarded prizes in several national and international piano competitions. He has participated in masterclasses with the pianists Ecaterina Baranov, Fausto Neves, Guigla Katsarava, João Paulo Santos, Josep Colom, Miguel Borges Coelho, Olga Prats, Pedro Burmester, Rudolfo Rubino and Serghei Covalenco. Gustavo Afonso graduated from the University of Aveiro in 2018, with a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance. In 2020, he completed his master’s degree in Music Education. Gustavo Afonso is currently attending the Doctoral Programme in Music Performance, with a fellowship granted by the Instituto de Etnomusicologia Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança.