Luis Martelo

Freelance Trumpet, UK

Schagerl Artist

Engelman Mouthpieces Endorsed Artist and AR Resonance

Co-founder/owner of Trumpet Player Portugal

Studied trumpet at the Conservatoire of Music in Coimbra, The Trinity College of Music – London, and at the University of Évora (Classical Music) with the Teacher Pedro Monteiro!

Former Army trumpet player in Portugal, has played in the Symphonic Army Band and The Military Band of Évora.

Luis has played in bands and orchestras all around Portugal as principal Trumpet and soloist including dozens of them as a guest artist. Some examples are: Banda Filármonica Lyra Barcoucense, Banda de Mourão, Banda de S.João da Madeira, Banda de Portel, Banda de Nsa Sra de Machede, Big Band da Vidigueira, Banda dos Bombeiros Voluntários de Alvito, Banda de Lorvão, The Magic Jazz Band (Co-founder), Banda da Pampilhosa do Botão, Banda da Pampilhosa da Serra, Banda de Ançã, Orquestra clássica da Universidade de Évora and many more!

Luis has completed a lot of Masterclasses and courses, as the 1st and 2nd Brass Masterclass in Taveiro (Portugal) and the 1st Chamber Music course in Fermentelos (Portugal), the Advanced Wind Band Masterclass of John Packer in Taunton, The Advanced Wind Band Masterclass 2019 and 2020 in Wellington, and finished in 2019 one year of Online Course with the Brazilian Trumpeter and international Soloist Flávio Gabriel etc and has been taught by great musicians such as Fernando Vidal (Trumpet, Ex Portuguese Army principal trumpeter and conductor), Pedro Monteiro (Trumpet, Gulbenkian Orchestra and Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, Hot Club Portugal-Big Band), Sergei Nakariakov (One of the best trumpet players ever, Russia/Israel), Lechner (Trumpet, international Soloist), Louis Dowdeswel (Yamaha Artist, Lead Player), Paulo Viveiro (Latin Grammy Winner 2 times, international trumpet soloist, Seu Jorge trumpeter, Brazil), Kenny Rampton (Trumpeter of the Jazz at the Lincoln Centre Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Ex trumpeter of Ray Charles), Yturvides (International Soloist, Lead player, one of the greatest Latin ever), Keith Fiala (Trumpeter of the Arturo Sandoval Band, ex trumpeter of the Maynard Fergunson Orchestra), Chris Coletti (Ex Canadian Brass trumpeter), Pasi Pirinen (Principal Trumpet of the Helsinki Orchestra, teacher at the Sibelius Academy), Tiago Link (Trumpet Soloist, Orquestra sinfonica de Porto Alegre, Brazil), Mark Upton (The Royal Marines Soloist), Matilda Lloyd (English trumpet soloist), Mary Elizabeth Bowden (American Trumpet soloist, Gold Medal music award, Yamaha Artist), Yervand Margaryan (Taylor Artist, Armenian Jazz trumpet), Marco Silva (Trumpet, portuguese international soloist), Billy Hunter (Principal Trumpet of the New York Metropolitan Opera), Scott Belck (American Jazz player, university director and teacher), Huw Morgan (Principal trumpet of the Basel symphonie orchestra, Welsh), Olivier Anthony Theurillat (Trumpet of the Berne Symphonie orchestra, Switzerland), Elmer Churampi (Trumpet of the Dallas Symphony, played also with the Boston Symphony and the Chicago Symphony, Peru) Joe Pino (American Jazz trumpeter, Bach artist), Marcos Motta (Principal Trumpet of the Orquestra sinfonica Municipal de S.Paulo – Brazil) João Coca (Trumpet, Ole, BSE, Phil Collins Legacy), Sergio Carolino (Yamaha Tuba player), Luís Granjo (Trumpet), Martin Wills(British conductor and Basson player/composer), Daniel Tapadinhas (Trumpet), Flavio Gabriel (Brazilian international soloist and founder of the”Trompete online”, Trumpet), Christopher Consitt Bochmann (Conductor/-Composer), Stephen Smith (Ex Royal Marines Band Conductor), Sam Hairsine (The Royal Marines Band conductor), Nigel Seaman (Musical Consultant to Cory Band, the best brass band in the world), Andy Stark (Ex Royal Marines Band Trumpet Soloist), Duncan Stubbs (former Principal Director of Music of Royal Air Force) , Bob Spiller (Conductor, Trumpeter, Ex-Royal Marines Band) and many more…

Now based in England, Luis is the Principal/Soloist Trumpet of the Taunton Concert Band, Lead Trumpet of the Deane Big Band, Lead trumpet of the Bertie’s Big Band, Solo Trumpet of the Postmodern Jukebox UK, Trumpet and Founder of “Lady and the Tramps” and one of the most required Freelance trumpeters for studio sessions.

Luis recorded for many Band’s tracks and albums, and made horn section arrangements. Recently recorded 3 tunes and promo video with the Postmodern Jukebox UK, recorded the new single from the band Nederveen, and the new single from the Irish Singer Marie Therese, from Dublin, who came to record in England trough the label Island Records from the Universal Records.

In England Luis already played in the past Lead Trumpet with Groove-a-Licious (funk/soul band), 1st trumpet/soloist with the Wednesday Classical Orchestra,Lead trumpet/soloist with the Tone Big Band, 1st Trumpet with the Somerset County Orchestra, Trumpet with the Big Noise Street Band, freelance with The Motown Gold Band from Earcandy (Award-winning Band), the Regal Theatre pit orchestra, has played two times live at the BBC Radio, played as a guest the Rite of Spring from Stravinsky with the Brunel Symphony orchestra, The Golden Coast Big Band from North Devon etc…

Luis performed solo in a lot of different countries, as Switzerland, Luxembourg, Portugal, England and Jersey, Spain and Wales!

Winner of the PTrumpet HyTech, offered by Warwick Music UK – 2019

Luis also Teaches Trumpet and works on his music studio where he produces, composes and records.

Recently Luis brought to the market his first trumpet method and is finishing his new Trumpet album called “Latin Soul” with the British producer Martin Selwood.