Eduardo Fernandez was born in Uruguay. From the early age of seven he begun his studies of guitar and later on he was taught by important guitarists and teachers such as Abel Carlevaro, Guido Santorsola and Hector Tosar. He participated and won prizes in numerous international competitions including in 1972 the Porto Alegre Competition in Brazil, in 1975 the Radio France Competition in Paris and in 1975 the Andres Segovia Competition in Mallorza, Spain, where he won the first prize.
He has performed widely in the USA, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, S.Korea, Hong Kong, the PRC as well as in Latin America. He is also very active in teaching and in giving masterclasses and has taught for several years at the University Conservatory in Montevideo, where he is now a research fellow. He has authored a book on guitar technique and is preparing a book on the lute music of Bach. In addition to his playing and teaching, Eduardo Fernandez also composes and is the artistic director of the biannual International Guitar Festival held in Montevideo.
His dscography is extensive and has made him a household name to all guitar-lovers across the world. Following his London debut in 1983, he signed an exclusive contract with Decca and made 18 recordings, which included solo albums as well as concerts with the English Chamber Orchestra and the London Philharmonic with a repertoire which covered Bach to contemporary composers. It is indicative of his popularity and importance that in Decca's collection "masters of Guitar" CD issued in 2002, in a selection of 27 pieces played by artists such as Segovia, Williams, Bream, the Romeros and others, 10 of these pieces were played by Fernandez. Other recordings include most of Paganini's works for guitar and violin with the Russian violinist A. Markow (Erato). Fernandez is currently an exclusive recording artist with the Arte Nova label and has issued the complete lute works of Bach and a recording of 19th century guitar pieces on a period instrument.
He is also extremely active in solo presentation. In 1996 and 1997 during Schubert's birth bicentennial he organised and sung 278 of the 600 songs composed by Schubert. His discography includes songs by Uruguayan composers and others.
A Guitar and Voice Recital
Tuesday 28 March 2006, at 8:00 pm, City Hall Concert Hall
Part I: A guitar recital by Eduardo Fernandez
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