Collector of music works, records, awards, compliments, reputation, sunglasses, hashtags and selfies. Source of creativity and virtuosity. Eclectic, original and visionary. Curious by definition. Adventurous by choice. Owner of a pure heart and of Sparky, the Basset Hound. Transpires musicality and works to achieve excellence. Passionate about life, loves cinema, mythology, reading, fishing and spending time with his friends. Anyone who crosses with him will never forget him and leave, of that encounter, humanly and professionally richer.
He has always shown great curiosity and ability to explore different musical paths and languages.
Currently his international reputation has been established by his interpretation of the standard and contemporary repertoire for tuba and his stylistic approach to jazz, funk and improvised music.
Sérgio Carolino, is one of the most acclaimed tubists, with constant activity as a soloist and teacher in the most prestigious festivals, conservatories and universities of the five continents. Received for five times the Roger Bobo Award Prize for Excellence in Recording (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2019), the Award for Emerging Jazz Artist (2004), the Carlos Paredes Prize (2004) and won the SPA Award 2013 - Classical Music Category (Portuguese Author’s Society) for the works published in 2012 and for promoting Portuguese music throughout the World.
TGB with Mário Delgado and Alexandre Frazão, TUBAX Duo with Mário Marques, TUBAB Duo, R’B&MrSC, The Postcard Brass Band, XL Duo with Telmo Marques, Surrealistic Discussion with João Barradas, Duo AR. with Maria João, SubWoof3r, Tuba& Drums Double Duo with Oren Marshall, Duo Adamastor with Cândido Fernandes, Funky Bones Factory!, Yamaha Tuba Duo with Shimpei Tsugita, Moderato Tangabile with Daniel Schvetz, T’N T "Tuba 'n Tuba" with Gene Pokorny , Mr.SC & The Wild Bones Gang, European Tuba Trio with Anthony Caillet and François Thuillier, Conical Brass with Jeff Nelsen, Effervescence with James Thompson, TransAtlantic Tuba Connection with Mike Forbes, his solo project "Intergalactic Vibes!", and Daniel Bernardes Crossfade Ensemble, run in his veins.
Sérgio Carolino is, since 2002, principal solo tuba in the Porto Symphony Orchestra Casa da Música, Yamaha International Artist, exclusive artist of the Artistic Platform Palco Improvisado.
Plays with his own signature design and concept mouthpieces by Brass Lab MoMo made by master Hirotaka Nakai (Osaka/Japan), with the muted "Mushroom Cup Mute", manufactured by Johann Schlipfinger. Sérgio is also a professor of Tuba and Musical Creativity at Musical Arts Madrid in Spain, and Artistic Director of the world famous GRAVÍSSIMO! – Alcobaça International Low Brass Festival & Academy.
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