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Sérgio Carolino began his tuba studies at the age of just eleven, at the Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa, and then at the prestigious Geneva Conservatory (Switzerland) with Pierre Pilloud and in the chamber music class of Kurt Sturzenegger. He attended various Master Classes with such renowned teachers as Roger Bobo, Michel Godard, Pia Bücher, Philippe Legris, David Taylor, Æystein Baadsvik, Thierry Thibault, Mel Culbertson, Anne-Jelle Visser, Gene Pokorny and Harvey Philips.

His wide range of interests and his musical curiosity led him along different paths of musical expression, from a typical classical repertoire to pure jazz and improvised music. He became established as a virtuoso in the standard and contemporary repertoires of the tuba.

He was the first tuba with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa (1997-2001), and worked on a regular basis with several Portuguese orchestras including the Sinfónica Portuguesa, the Orquestra Gulbenkian and the Remix-Ensemble. He has been a member of many Youth Orchestras, including the European Community Wind Orchestra.

Since 2002, he has been involved in new and innovative music projects: the ‘TGB’ trio with Mário Delgado and Alex Frazão, '2bAS' with Anne Jelle Visser, 'XL' duo with the pianist Telmo Marques, the Ensemble Português de Tubas 'Tubophonia', 'European Tuba Trio' with François Thuillier (tuba) and Anthony Caillet (euphonium), the 'Postcard Brass Band' and the 'Estardalhaço Brass Band'.

Currently, Carolino teaches tuba and chamber music at the Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espectáculo – ESMAE (in Oporto) and, since 2002, has been the tuba soloist with the Orquestra Nacional do Porto. In 2007, he recorded his first solo, live CD, “Steel aLive!”, which is considered to be a masterpiece in the international tuba scene.






Chamber Music




António Victorino D'Almeida



CONCERTO fOR tUBA, Op. 139 by Jorge Salgueiro


Sérgio Carolino Signature Mouthpiece







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