I wasn't easy to decide, but here are the Matosinhos' International Competition 2014 winners!

 

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I will give a horn masterclass on February 14th, 15th & 16, 2015 (3 days before carnival) at the Conservatório de Música de Paredes (Paredes/Portugal). Applications accepted up to January, 30th 

More information can be found at this Flyer (in portuguese)

Horn keys can be customisable in several ways, one of the most common ones is the use of coins. You might use coins on your horn for several reasons like: the adjustment of the individual distance of each finger according to your own hand or mainly an aesthetically reason, but in cases like mine it helps me to keep my fingers firmly on the keys, avoiding them to slip and change place. For this kind of use you should choose small coins, silver coins if possible as they offer better protection against corrosion. There's only a problem unfortunately, most of the silver coins is too big or too expensive, as this metal is commonly used for commemorative coins.