Ângela Silva was born in Guimarães in 1984. She began her Viola studies at the age of 12 at the Vale do Ave Professional School of Arts (ARTAVE), under the guidance of Professor José Manuel David, finishing her professional degree at the class of Jorge Alves.
In 2002 she entered the Castelo Branco Higher School of Applied Arts - ESART, in the class of the same professor, concluding the bachelor degree in 2005.
In 2001 she won Third Prize in the Young Musicians Awards, in the chamber music category, and in 2003 she won Third Prize again in the same competition, this time in the violeta category.
Between 2003 and 2005, she awarded a scholarship by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
She has performed with orchestras such as the APROARTE Orchestra, the Santa Maria de Feira Youth Orchestra, the Póvoa de Varzim Symphonic Orchestra, the Viana do Castelo Youth Orchestra, the Curitiba Festival Orchestra (Brasil) and the Orquestra do Algarve, in Portugal as well as in other European countries.
She is currently the co-principal with the Orquestra Clássica do Sul (previous Orquestra do Algarve).