Mário Dinis Marques was born in 1972, Alcobaça. He holds a PhD in Performance at the University of Évora, where he is an assistant professor in the Department of Music at the University of Évora. As a soloist he played with Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras, Orquestra Clássica do Centro, Portuguese Symphonic Band, Symphonic Band of P. S. P., Banda da Armada Portuguesa, Sinfonietta de Lisboa and Banda Sinfónica de Alcobaça. He has collaborated on several television and musical theater programs and recorded with several Portuguese groups such as The Gift, Silence4, Deolinda, Bernardo Sassetti, Amália today, among others. His personal projects include the groups Tubax, Rondó da Carpideira, The Postcard Brass Band, the duo Gonçalo Pescada & Mário Marques and the Quarteto de Saxofones Saxofimia, where, in addition to being a musician, he works in the production and editing of recordings. He has been credited by several composers such as Daniel Bernardes, António Victorino d'Almeida, Daniel Schvetz, Christopher Bochmann, Eurico Carrapatoso, Clotilde Rosa, Jerry Grant, Petri Keskitalo, Howie Smith, among others, who have dedicated several musical works to him. He is a founding member of the Associação Portuguesa de Saxophone and a member of the organizing panel of the II European Saxophone Congress / Porto 2017.