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Mauro Martins


Born in Switzerland in 1995, Mauro Martins is a Portuguese musician who took his first steps in music at the age of 10 in a Philharmonic Band. Later, between 2010 and 2016, he attended the Professional School of Arts in Covilhã, where he studied with the professors Nuno Machado, Ricardo Antão, Luís Oliveira, among others. He graduated with distinction in the Basic Instrument Course and the Wind and Percussion Instrumentalist Course, obtaining the highest grade in both final recitals. He continued his studies and entered the School of Music and Performing Arts in Porto, under the guidance of professors Sérgio Carolino and Ricardo Antão, once again achieving the highest grade in the final bachelor's recital.

Mauro's Adams Gear

Mauro's custom configuration

Bell material: Sterling Silver 0.55
Bell diameter: Ø 305 mm (12") with soldered ring
Body material: Goldbrass 0.60
Finish: Lacquered
Trigger: Yes
Engraving: Yes, on the bell

Mauro Martins has been awarded in several international competitions and in 2019 was awarded the 1st prize at the Concours International of Saxhorn, Euphonium and Tuba of Tours (France). He is regularly invited to take part of jury panels of renowned competitions. Mauro frequently presents himself in solo recitals and concerts at prestigious festivals. He also performs on well-known concert halls in countries such as Belgium, China, Colombia, Spain, USA, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Thailand, among others. Due to the significance of his art, Mauro Martins has already recorded two CDs and is associated with the brands Adams Brass, Brass Lab Momo, and Denis Wick Products. Currently, he teaches at various schools in the city of Harstad (Norway), provides private lessons, and offers masterclasses in various parts of the world.

Bell engraving: Adamastor

“The engraving on my Adams E1 euphonium means a lot to me. In Portugal, the Adamastor is a popular mythical figure. It represents strength, unpredictability and misfortune. Everything that’s related to surmounting obstacles to achievement. I relate proudly to that symbol because I’ve been in the eye of many storms and have had to defy many obstacles to get to where I am now. I worked hard with no regrets. Just the opposite in fact. I enjoy music more than ever. I still practice intensively and my day begins early but I don’t practice a piece 7 days in a row for 8 hours anymore".