Telmo Costa

All prize winners
EMCY Prize
Nationality: Portuguese
Instrument: Clarinet
Date of birth 1999/12/18

Telmo began his musical studies when he was 7 years old. He started studying with professor Hélder Tavares in Academia de música de Paços de Brandão, where he finished highschool with distinction. He attended several masterclasses with António Saiote, Nuno Pinto, Florent Héau, François Benda, Kilian Herold, Harri Mäki, among many others.

He was awarded with many prizes in national and international competitions, such as 1st Prize at “Concurso Luso-espanhol”, 1st Prize at International Clarinet Competition APC, Golden Prize at Vienna International Music Competition, 1st Prize at North International Music Competition and 1st Prize at “Prémio Jovens Músicos”. In this very competition he was awarded with three more prizes, the Young Musician of the Year (“Maestro Silva Pereira Prize), European Union of Music Competitions for Youth Prize, and “Prémio Círculo Richard Wagner”.

As far as his orchestral experience is concerned, he took part in “Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa” between 2013 – 2017, “Estágio Gulbenkian de Orquestra” between 2017 – 2018, “Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester” in 2016 and 2018, “Neue Philhamornie München” in 2018 and Schweizer Jugend Sinfonieorchester in the same year. He also collaborated with “Orquestra Filarmónica Portuguesa”, “Luzerner Sinfonieorchester” and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

In 2019 he won the academy position in “Luzerner Sinfonieorchester” and 1st Soloist Co-Principal in “Orquestra Gulbenkian”.

He is currently studying in Hochschule für Musik Basel in Switzerland with François Benda.

If you are interested in working with Telmo, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.


L. Cahuzac, Arlequin
A. Delgado, Langara
H. Suttermeister, Capriccio
I. Stravinsky, Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet
F. Donatoni, Clair

With Piano
J. Brahms, Sonata No.1 F minor (Op. 120)
J. Brahms, Sonata No.2 Eb Major (Op. 120)
C. Debussy, Première Rhapsody (L. 116)
F. Poulenc, Sonata (Op. 184)
Saint-Seans, Sonata Eb Major (Op. 167)
R. Schumann, Drei Fantasiestücke (Op. 73)
C. M. von Weber, Grand Duo Concertante Eb Major (Op. 48)

Chamber music
J. Brahms, Clarinet Quintet B minor(Op. 115)
J. Brahms, Clarinet Trio A minor (Op. 114)
W. A. Mozart, Clarinet Quintet A Major (K. 581)
F. Polenc, Sextet for Piano and wind quintet (Op. 100)

With Orchestra
K. Kurpinski, Clarinet Concerto Bb Major
C. P. Stamitz, Clarinet Concerto Bb Major
C. M von Weber, Clarinet Concerto F minor (Op. 73)
C. M. von Weber, Clarinet Concerto Eb Major (Op. 74)


Telmo Costa: Carmen Fantasy Arr. Nicolas Baldeyrou

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