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Mauro Martins


Mauro António Martins is a phenomenal young euphonium player from Portugal. He first found his passion for music playing in Symphonic Bands and at the age of 15 he joined EPABI – The Professional School of Arts in Covilhã, where he studied the euphonium with teachers Nuno Machado, Ricardo Antão and Luís Oliveira amongst others. He later went on to study with Sérgio Carolino and Ricardo Antão at the School of Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE) in Porto.

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

He has won many prizes in international competitions, including 1st Prize at the Terras De La Salette wind competition (Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal), 1st prize in the Filarmonia d’Ouro (2017) and 1st prize in the Concours International de Saxhorn, Euphonium and Tuba de Tours. (2019).

He has been influenced by many great players including Sérgio Carolino, Thomas Rüedi, Demondare Thurmann, Roland Szentpali, Anthony Caillet and Gene Pokorny.

He will be appearing as a soloist this year in Oslo and Bergen (including a recital at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen), at the North Texas Low Brass Camp (U.S.A.) and and at the Asian Tuba and Euphonium Festival (ATEF) in Beijing.

Mauro Martins has been gaining international recognition for his playing and is a young player to watch! 

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".