One of the world’s premier guitarists, with astounding technique and an acute sensitivity to the finest nuances of tone, dynamics, and interpretive choice.
“Fernandez transcends his instrument so thoroughly that you remember him not simply as a great classical guitarist (which he surely is) but as a great musician who happens to play the guitar.” — Detroit Free Press
Eduardo Fernández is recognized as one of today’s leading guitarists. Born in 1952 in Uruguay, he began his studies of guitar at age seven. His principal teachers were Abel Carlevaro, Guido Santórsola and Héctor Tosar. After being prized in several international competitions, he won first prize for the 1975 Andrés Segovia Competition in Mallorca (Spain). His New York debut in 1977 won critical accolades, being described as “A top guitarist … Rarely has this reviewer heard a more impressive debut recital on any instrument” (Donal Henahan, The New York Times). Fernández has returned to USA every season since, playing with prestigious orchestras as well as recitals, always to great acclaim. His London debut in Wigmore Hall (1983) had a great impact and resulted in an exclusive recording contract with Decca, a label for which he made 18 recordings (solos, and with the English Chamber Orchestra and the London Philharmonic), that covers a wide range from Bach to the contemporary. They include many first recordings (Berio’s Sequenza XI) and several have been selected as “best of the month” and “best of the year” by publications such as Stereo Review and New York Times, as well as Asahi Shimnbun in Japan. He has also made a recording for Erato with violinist Alexander Markow, covering most of Paganini’s work for violin and guitar, and two duo CDs with Japanese guitarist Shin-Ichi Fukuda for DENON in Japan. Currently he is the exclusive recording artist of the Oehms Classics label for which he has recorded the complete lute suites by Bach and Romantic Guitar a 19th-century guitar recording on a period instrument. In 2005, Labor Records in the U.S. released the CD Between Two Worlds. Fernández has played in most European countries and in the Far East (Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong and China, Thailand and Singapore), as well as in South America and Mexico. He has a vivid interest in historical instruments, and he plays often the repertoire of the XIXth century on a period guitar.
Baruch Performing Arts Center
Baruch College: 25th St. (bet. 3rd and Lexington Aves.), NYC
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