Bruno Martins is a Portuguese musician who was born in 1988 and began his musical studies at the Conservatório de Música da JOBRA – School of Music and Performing Arts – Branca, Portugal.
As a tenor, he was the winner of the first prize in the VII Edition of the Santa Cecília Competition sponsored by Curso Silva Monteiro, Portugal – Oporto, Portugal.
Graduated in singing in Antonio Salgado’s class, at the University of Aveiro, Bruno Martins has always been dedicated to three great musical areas: singing, piano correpetition and orchestral and choir conducting.
In 2014 completed the Graduate Diploma in Opera and Theatre Studies at ESMAE/IPP – School of Music and Performing Arts (Oporto) under the guidance of Maestro António Saiote. As a conductor, he worked also with Adriano Martinolli D’Arcy, Edgar Saramago, J. S. Béreau, Jorge Matta, Mário Mateus, Walter Kobéra, Vasco Negreiros, Ajtony Csaba, Gyorgy Klementyev and Ernst Schelle.
Bruno Martins was professor at Conservatório de Música de Ourém e Fátima, Conservatório Regional de Castelo Branco, Academia de Música e Dança do Fundão and Conservatório de Música S. José da Guarda
From 2014 to 2015 he was guest conductor of the Orquestra Clássica do Centro (Coimbra) as well a member of the Artistic Direction.
Collaborated on projects developed by ESMAE/IPP, where he conducted Mahagonny and Die Sieben Todsünden by K. Weill, Die Zauberflöte by WA Mozart, L’Enfant et les Sortilèges and L’Heure Espagnole by M. Ravel. In contemporary music, Bruno Martins premiered Auto da India (opera composed by Leonor Abrunheiro, José Tiago Baptista, Jorge Portela and Bruno Ferreira), Go Spectral by João Pedro Coimbra, Esteio by Manuel Brásio, Contradanças Folclóricas by José Tiago Baptista.
In March of 2017, Bruno Martins premiered his work “Libera me Domine” and collaborated in the composition of two works for the book Era uma vez … (little pieces for piano), edited by AvA Musical Editions and the Academia de Música e Dança do Fundão. He also was invited as artistic director and guest conductor of the XII Music Festival of Beira Interior (Portugal) sponsored by SCUTVIAS S.A. In the last concert of this festival he conducted the Symphonic Orchestra and the Choir of Beira Interior where he premiered Monsanto composed by Luís Cipriano.
In May 2018, invited by Maestro António Vassalo Lourenço, he conducted the Choir of the Department of Communication and Art of the University of Aveiro where he also premiered his work Gloria in excelsis Deo, from the cycle Three Sacred Pieces. In the same year he was invited by the artistic direction of the Festival de Música da Figueira da Foz – Orquestra Nacional de Jovens, to create and conduct the Orquestra Nacional Juvenil.
Bruno Martins was accepted in the Eramus+ Training program at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla y León (COSCYL – Salamanca), as an assistant professor of Maestro Javier Castro and Blanca Anabitarte.
In December of 2018 he founded the Momentum Chorale Ensemble and at the moment is a student of the Master degree in Orchestral Conducting of the University of Aveiro, under the guidance of Maestro António Vassalo Lourenço and Maestro Ernst Schell where he conducted the String Orchestra of the Department of Communication and Art and the Orchestra Filarmonia das Beiras.
Since January Bruno Martins is a member of the Direction of the Festival de Música da Figueira da Foz/ Orquestra Nacional de Jovens as Artistic Director of Orquestra Nacional Juvenil and Coro Nacional de Jovens and since july is Artisc Director and Pedagogical Coordinator of Banda de Música Quinta do Picado (Wind Orchestra – Aveiro, Portugal).