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 Paulo Martins

Paulo Martins

Started his musical activity at Sociedade Artística Musical Fafense and Banda de Golães, later on began his formal studies at Academy of Music José Atalaya - Fafe and continued them at Academy of Music Valentim Moreira de Sá - Guimarães, in which he finished the course with the higher grade, 20. In 2012 concluded his degree also with 20, at Minho University, coordenated by professor doctor Vítor Matos.
Has come to take part in several contests such as Young Musicians of Guimarães, playing solo along with A. M. V. Moreira de Sá orchestra, recorded to Antena 2 as a winner of José Augusto Alegria Competition, International Clarinet Congresses in Madrid and Lisbon, ClarinetFest 2015 - Madrid (ICA), TransEuropéennes of Rouen Festival, Colloquium of Studies in Musical Interpretation – “Performance in context”, Erudite Music’s Festival “Guimarães Allegro”, “Guimarães Sound Cinema” Festival, as well as some other national meetings.
As a solo performer won multiple prizes since 2005: 1st prize of the 1st and 2nd Wind Competition Academy of Music Valentim Moreira de Sá, 1st prize of International Music Competition – José Augusto Alegria Prize (senior category), 2nd prize of International Music Competition – Terras de La Sallete (senior category), 2nd prize of Clarinet Music Competition - Fafe (junior category), 3rd prize of Clarinet Music Competition - Paços Premium (junior category), 3rd prize of International Music Competition - Terras de La Salette (junior category), honourable mention of Competition “David Russel”. Was finalist of scholarship by Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, finalist of Marco Fiorindo Competition (senior category) - Italy and finalist of MusiCaldas Competition - Caldas da Rainha.
Trough his career has had the opportunity to participate in masterclasses with teachers like Alessandro Carbonare, Carlos Alves, François Benda, Harri Mäki, Michel Lethiec, Matthias Schorn, Nuno Pinto, Ronald Spaendok and Tibor Reman.
In terms of orchestras and chamber music worked with Daniel Stabrawa (Berliner Philharmoniker concertmaster), Francesco Belli, Francisco Ferreira, Hans Casteleyn, Jean Marc Burfin, Joana Carneiro, Luís Machado, Luís Pipa, Lluis Vila, Martin Baker, Oxana Schvets, Roberto Perez, Toby Hoffman, Vítor Matos and William Malambri. Also with orchestra, worked with solo artists such as Dora Rodrigues, Felipe Belijar, Eliot Lawson, Justo Sanz, Luís Pipa, Pavel Gomzyakov, Ricardo Barceló, Sérgio Carolino, etc. In 2010 recorded a CD named “Gloriam” with Amares Band, Vítor Matos as a conducter, later in 2013 recorded another CD called “OASIS” with Portuguese Symphonic Band, Francisco Ferreira as a conducter and Felipe Belijar as a solist.
In 2012, incorporated Under-21 Orchestra of Guimarães 2012 - European Capital of Culture as 1st clarinet. In the next year appeard as a solo performer with Orquestra Académica of Universidade do Minho as a result of being the best instrument student that same year at that same university. In 2014 incorporated the Gulbenkian intership for orchestra, Joana Carneiro as a conducter, as well as being invited to be a member of Guimarães Orchestra - Portugal. In 2015 was a substitute as 1st clarinet at Bonfim Orchestra and in 2016, was a semi-finalist for Auxiliary Solist Clarinet of Gulbenkian Orchestra - Portugal.
In 2015 finished his master degree in teaching of music at Minho University the grade 19 in his master thesis defence. Was a teacher at Academy of Music Costa Cabral (Oporto) and is currently working as a teacher at Guimarães Conservatoire.