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Artur Mendes

Born in Figueira da Foz (Portugal) in 1986, he has graduated from Lisbon Superior Music School (Bacherol's and Master Degree).
He studied Saxophone at David Sousa Music Conservatory with José Firme, at Espinho Professional Music School with Francisco Ferreira and at Lisbon Superior Music School with José Massarrão.
He has participated in courses with Arno Bornkamp, Claude Delangle, Jean-Yves Fourmeau Jean-Marie Londeix, Vincent David, Mario Marzi, Christian Lauba, Richard Ducros, James Houlik, Fernando Ramos, Stéphane, Henk van Twillert, Gilberto Bernardes, João Figueiredo, Alfonso Padilla, Kenneth Tse, Carlos Gontijo, Jérôme Laran, Antonio Felipe Belijar, among others.
In 2008 he was admitted at National Republican Guard Symphonic Band – Portugal.
He has played with several orchestras like, Portuguese Symphonic Band, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Wasbe Wind Orchestra, Ginásio Ópera Orchestra with great conductors such as Jean-Sébastien Béreau, Ian Cober, Jan Van der Roost, José Rafael Vilaplana, Cesário Costa, Alberto Roque, François-Xavier Roth, Lawrence Foster, Douglas Bostock, among others.
He has won prizes at several saxophone contests, and appeared as Soloist with the National Conservatory Music School Wind Orchestra, Cascais & Oeiras Chamber Orchestra and with the National Republican Guard Symphonic Band of Portugal.
He has performed in Portugal, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic and Taiwan.
He was a teacher at Lisbon National Conservatory Music School and Jaime Chavinha Music Conservatory in Minde and gave Masterclasses and Workshops in Figueira da Foz, Coimbra, Santa Comba Dão, Prague, among others.
Interested in the creation and development of Portuguese Contemporary Music, he works regularly with some composers and he has premiered several pieces.
He is member of the AiDuo Group with the Pianist Iryna Brazhnik.
Series III Soprano saxophone and Soprano Concept mouthpiece
Series III Alto Saxophone Brushed Lacquer engraved / Gold Lacquered Keys with Solid Sterling Silver Lacquered Keys Neck
Series III Tenor Saxophone Gold Lacquer Engraved with Solid Sterling Silver Lacquered Keys Neck;
Series III Bariton Saxophone Gold Laquer Engraved;
On the way...
by AiDuo
After five years of rehearsals, concerts, moments...The AiDuo presents their first album - "On the way...".
This CD pretends to commemorate the route since the first public appearance and to trace the motivating work in interaction with composers.
The repertoire of this CD consists of works that was dedicated to the AiDuo members. Also by pieces created by International Consortiums the AiDuo participated in.