Having graduated at a very young age in Trieste, Mauro Maur won the entrance examination at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris in 1975, which allowed him to improve with Pierre Thibaud. While still a student at the Conservatoire, he won the first solo trumpet audition at the Capitole de Toulouse National Orchestra (directed by Michel Plasson) with which he will tour the United States, Canada, Austria , in Germany and Italy. In France, at the age of 18, he began to be asked as a soloist with famous organists, chamber orchestras and to be present in the most important festivals. He also completed a degree at Chicago’s Northwestern University with A. Herseth, V. Cichowicz, and A. Jacobs.
In addition to being the solo trumpet of the Rome Opera Orchestra since 1985, he has been regularly featured in several popular TV shows (Maurizio Costanzo Show, Tappeto Volante, La Notte di Marzullo) and Radio. RAI and registered for the BMG Ariola, RCA, Denon and Sony Columbia labels. Trumpeter, conductor and composer for theater, film and television, Mauro Maur pursues an international solo career with extraordinary versatility that allows him to play alongside Gloria Gaynor, Placido Domingo or I Solisti Veneti by Claudio Scimone .
Gold Medal at the International Competition of Toulon in 1981, First Prize unanimously in the competition of the National Conservatory of Paris in 1982, he also won the Lille Competition in France and the Opera Theater in Rome, San Carlo Theater of Naples and the National Academy Santa Cecilia in Italy. He has also appeared in the world’s most renowned concert halls as a soloist: New York’s Carnegie Hall, New York’s Lincoln Center, Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl, Boston Symphony Hall, Dresden Semperoper, Hercules Munich Hall , Großes Festspielhaus Salzburg, Megaron Athens, Seoul Arts Center, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Festspielhaus Vienna, Salle Pleyel Paris, Nuovo Auditorium Santa Cecilia in Rome, Teatro La Fenice Venice, Scala Milan, performer, accompanied Claudio Scimone’s Solisti Veneti, the Tartini Concertos, Albinoni, Haydn, Hummel, Telemann, Morricone, Piccioni, Rota, Jolivet.
In addition, great composers have dedicated their works to Mauro Maur: Morricone, Theodorakis, Bussotti, Clementi and Vlad to name but a few. As for music for film and television, Mauro Maur is present in more than 100 films whose soundtracks were composed by Morricone, Piovani, Ortolani, Goldsmith and Delerue.
Mauro Maur collaborated for more than 18 years with Ennio Morricone. This one dedicated to him several solos of his films and also his concerto for trumpet and orchestra “Ut”.
Mauro Maur was befriended by Federico Fellini and Giulietta Masina his wife. Mauro Maur played Nino Rota’s music at the Funeral of these great artists in Rome. Giulietta Masina had left a letter in which she asked Mauro Maur, “la sua tromba” as she called it, to play “La Strada” by Nino Rota for his Funeral.
Mauro Maur is a coach instructor for the trumpet section of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and has taught masterclasses at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, at McGill University in Canada, at the Conservatories of Palermo, Florence, Rome. He has been professor of higher studies at the Conservatoire Sainte-Cécile in Rome.
Mauro Maur received the 2008 Oder Prize for Career.
Mauro Maur was honored, at the suggestion of the President of the Council of Ministers, with the honorary distinction of Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. The Order of Merit of the Italian Republic is the highest honorary distinction instituted by Italy and is intended to reward outstanding actions towards the Italian nation.