Eduardo Fernández

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Eduardo Fernández (born August 28, 1952 in La Paz ) is a Uruguayan guitarist.


Eduardo Fernández began guitar lessons at the age of seven from the Segovia student Raúl Sanchez and later from Abel Carlevaro . He later learned composition with Héctor Tosar , harmony and counterpoint with Guido Santórsola . At the age of eleven he made his first public appearance at the side of his brother. At the beginning of the 1970s, his first awards for his musical achievements followed. In 1972 he was awarded first prize in the Porto Alegre International Competition . Three years later he was awarded first prize at the First International Competition "Andrés Segovia" in Palma and second prize at the Radio France competition in Paris. Since his sensational debut in New York (1977) he has performed frequently and with great success in the USA as a soloist or with well-known orchestras. After his debut at London's Wigmore Hall (1983), he signed a contract with the Decca record company . For her he produced 18 records (solos and also with the English Chamber Orchestra and the London Philharmonic ) with a varied program from Bach to Berio.


  • Eduardo Fernández: Essays on JS Bach's works for lute. ART Ediciones, Montevideo 2003
  • Eduardo Fernández: Technique, Mechanism, Learning. Chanterelle, Heidelberg 2001, ISBN 0786647469
  • Nuevo Diccionario de la Cultura Uruguaya by Miguel Ángel Campodónico , Librería Linardi y Risso, 2003, p. 125
  • Peter Päffgen: ... for example Eduardo Fernández. In: Guitar & Laute 9, 1987, issue 2, p. 42 f.

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