Martin Bonilla

Tenor Trombone Artist

Martin Bonilla

Martin Bonilla

Trombonist, Trombones de Costa Rica

Instrument Specs

  • Model: T350-E
  • Bell: 324CD
  • Slide: T-BCN
  • Tuning Slide: Rose
  • Leadpipe: T2 Alessi

Martín Bonilla is the trombone and euphonium teacher at the University of Costa Rica Music School and euphonium professor at the National Institute of Music of Costa Rica. He is also a freelance trombonist, participating several times as trombonist of National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica and other prominent groups. Bonilla played with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Americas in Puerto Rico, the Central American Symphony Orchestra and the ensemble of the National Selection of Bands of Costa Rica.

Latest Blog Post

2018 Georgia Trombone Summit to Feature BSO Section, Gilkes, Resonant Projection

Edwards is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Georgia Trombone Summit, which will take place at the University of Georgia on May 23 – 26.┬áThis four-day event, hosted by Josh Bynum, will feature a stellar cast of musicians, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra trombone section (Toby Oft, Stephen Lange, and James Markey), Marshall […] more ››

In Their Own Words

Gerry Pagano

"I've been playing Edwards for a long time. I won my job in St. Louis on an Edwards in 1995! Lately, I've been working with Christan on the B502. In it, he has created a wonderful instrument. I prefer dependent valves, which I know puts me in the minority. I just like the response, and I'll sacrifice a few options in favor of the "straight pipe".

"With this horn, I've never been happier. It is centered, consistent through out all registers, and does it respond! The sound is clear - not spread out and "foggy". The B502-D sounds and feels like a trombone, not a slide tuba. The valves are extremely fast, and I never have to do anything, they just work! Paired with a good mouthpiece (see Griego Mouthpieces!), it just allows me to hear the music, and the horn is not in the way. And I happen to think its a beautiful horn as well. Smooth lines, well balanced, fits well in my hand, no extra support with some "rest bar" or other contraption. Just me, my horn, and some tunes! I will be playing this one for a long time... or until Christan makes another one that's even better!"

Gerry Pagano
Bass trombonist, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra