Amilcar Gameiro began his musical studies at the age of ten at the Sociedade Filarmónica União Seixalense. He later studied trombone at the Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional with Emídio Coutinho. He also studied tuba with Gene Pokorny, Phillip Legris, Walter Hilgers and Mike Ross and attended masterclasses with Joseph Alessi, Phillip Meyers and Allen Vizzuti, amongst others. He was one of the winners of the Prémio Jovens Músicos (chamber music category – upper level). He graduated in tuba from the Instituto Piaget at Almada and taught tuba at the Escola Profissional de Artes da Covilhã. He was a member of the Banda Sinfónica da Guarda Nacional Republicana and is a founding member of the Grupo de Metais do Seixal (Seixal Brass Quintet), an ensemble with which he recorded the theatrical suite O render dos heróis, by António Vitorino de Almeida. He has played with a number of Portuguese orchestras, including Orquestra do Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Orquestra Sinfónica da Radiodifusão Portuguesa, Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Orquestra Nova Filarmonia Portuguesa and the Orquestra Sinfonieta de Lisboa. He is a permanent member of the Gulbenkian Orchestra, where he is tuba soloist.