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      Eduardo Fernández: The Interpreter and The Composer

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      Eduardo Fernandez

      Eduardo Fernandez

      Eduardo Fernández is recognized as one of today’s leading guitarists. Born in 1952 in Uruguay, he began his studies of guitar at age 7. His principal teachers were Abel Carlevaro, Guido Santórsola and Héctor Tosar. After being prized in several international competitions, he won the first prize of 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). His London debut,(1983) resulted in his signing an exclusive recording contract with Decca, a label for which he made 18 recordings. He has also recorded with violinist Alexander Markow, and Japanese guitarist Shin-Ichi Fukuda. Currently, he is an exclusive recording artist of the Oehms Classics label. Fernández plays also, with the same success, in most European countries, in the Far East and Australia, as well as in most countries of Latin America.
      He taught at the University’s School of Music in Montevideo, where he is now a fellow researcher,and is in demand for masterclasses and lectures all around the world. Since 2002 he has been conducting every year masterclasses in Germany (“Gitarre und Natur” course, at Erlbach, Vogtland).
      Publications: Technique, Mechanism, Learning – (Mel Bay), Spanish edition by ART Ediciones, Montevideo)
      – Essays on Bach’s lute music, published in 2003 by ART Ediciones. And many articles.
      He is a composer too although he has focused primarily on his concert career. A work can be seen at


      Eduardo Fernández: Astor Visits Heitor
      Eduardo Fernández and Shin-ichi Fukuda, guitars

      Fernando Sor: Piece de Société Op. 33, No.1 in E minor
      Eduardo Fernández, 19th century guitar

      Dionisio Aguado: Introduction and Rondo Op.2, No.3 in D minor.
      Eduardo Fernández, 19th century guitar

      Astor Piazzolla:Tango Suite
      Eduardo Fernández and Shin-ichi Fukuda, guitars
      Eduardo Fernández, guitar

      Eduardo Fernández: Perspectivas
      Orquesta Filarmónica de Montevideo, Martín García, conductor
      Eduardo Fernández, guitar

      Agustín Barrios: Maxixe
      Eduardo Fernández, guitar



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