Gonçalo Dias was born in Alcobaça and began his musical studies at the Conservatory of Tomar with Alexandre Vilela. Later on he entered the ESMAE - School of Music, Arts and Performing Arts at Porto, where he completed a degree in Bass Trombone with Jon Etterbeek and Severo Martinez. He participated in the Youth Orchestra of private music schools, as well as in internships of the Wind Orchestra of the Templários. He made several master classes with the most prestigious current trombonists, such as Joseph Alessi, David Taylor, Jörgen van Rigen, Gilles Millière, Ben van Dijk, Anne-Jelle Visser (tuba), Hugo Assunção and Ricardo Casero, among others.
He collaborates regularly with some of the most important national orchestras: Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Sinfonieta de Lisboa, Orquestra do Norte, Filarmonia das Beiras, Remix Ensemble Casa da Música and, in Spain, the Orquestra Sinfónica da Galiza. Gonçalo is a member of Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa, with which he has been working with leading conductors in this type of musical formation.
He is currently a trombone professor at the Professional School of Music of Viana do Castelo and at the Costa Cabral Academy of Music in Porto.