Mário Dinis Marques
Mário Dinis Marques/ saxophone – Born in 1972 in the city of Alcobaça. He holds a doctorate in performance at the University of Évora, where he is an assistant professor in the Department of Music and also undertakes duties as director of the Degree in Music.
He played solo with Orquestra das Beiras; Orquestra do Centro, Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa; Banda Sinfónica da P.S.P. Banda da Armada Portuguesa, Sinfonietta de Lisboa and Banda Sinfónica de Alcobaça.
He has participated in several television shows and musical theater and recorded with several Portuguese groups such as The Gift, Silence4, Deolinda, Bernardo Sassetti, Amália Hoje, among others.
His personal projects include the groups Tubax, Rondó da Carpideira, The Postcard Brass Band, the duo Gonçalo Pescada & Mário Marques and the Saxofínia Saxophones Quartet, where in addition to a musician, works in the production and publishing of records. He has been credited by several composers, such as Daniel Bernardes, António Vitorino D’Almeida, Daniel Schvetz, Luís Cardoso, Christopher Bochmann, Eurico Carrapatoso, Clotilde Rosa, Jerry Grant, Petri Keskitalo, Howie Smith, and others who have dedicated him to various musical works, both solo and to his various groups. Multifaceted musician and producer of several albums, he has applied this experience in the study of musical interpretation and performative practice, presenting articles at various conferences.
He is a founding member of the Portuguese Saxophone Association and a member of the organizing panel of the 2nd European Saxophone Congress/Porto2017. He is an artist of the brand Cannonball saxophones and D´Addario reeds.