EDUARDO Fernández, one of the world´s leading guitarists, will perform for the first time with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) under the baton of Japanese conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura on November 11at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater at 8 p.m. This is the third concert of the 2016 to 2017 PPO Concert Season. The concert is held with the support of the Embassy of Spain.
The program includes works of Spanish composers such as El amor brujo of Manuel de Falla, Concierto de Aranjuez of Joaquín Rodrigo, Intermezzo from Goyescas of Enrique Granados and another from La boda de Luis Alonso of Gerónimo Giménez, and Guitar Concerto in D of Antonio Vivaldi.
Eduardo Fernández is recognized as one of today’s leading guitarists. Born in 1952 in Uruguay, he began his guitar studies at age 7. His principal teachers were Abel Carlevaro, Guido Santórsola and Héctor Tosar. After winning prizes in several international competitions, the most notable being the 1972 Porto Alegre (Brazil) and 1975 Radio France (Paris) 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)
A multi-awarded guitarist, Fernández has played all over the world and with prestigious orchestras such as the London Philharmonic and the English Chamber Orchestra. He has made recordings for labels like Decca, Erato and Denon and is currently an exclusive recording artist of the label Oehms Classics. He also teaches at the School of Music of the University of Montevideo. He has a vivid interest in historical instruments, and he plays often the repertoire of the XIXth century on a period guitar.
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