Wednesday, October 25
Old Town School of Folk Music, Maurer Hall
Free Concert but RSVP required
The Uruguayan guitarist, Eduardo Fernández, began his studies of guitar at age 7. 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 the USA every season since then, playing with prestigious orchestras as well as giving recitals, always to great acclaim from critics and audiences. He has played, with success, in many European countries, and in the Far East, as well as in South America and Mexico. Recognized as one of today’s leading guitarists, he has a vivid interest in historical instruments, and he plays often the repertoire of the 19th century on a period guitar. Eduardo Fernández is also active as a teacher, having taught several years at the University’s School of Music in Montevideo, where he is now a fellow researcher, as well as being very much in demand for masterclasses and lectures all around the world. An active composer, Eduardo Fernández was the secretary of the Uruguayan branch of ISCM for two years. He is also a founder of Uruguay’s CIM/UNESCO section, and Artistic Director of Montevideo’s biannual International Guitar Festivals since 1996, and of Colombia’s Encuentros Nacionales de la Guitarra since 2000.
Program & Synopsis
Eduardo Fernandez, Guitar
Latin American Music
• Alfonso Broqua (1876-1946): Ecos del paisaje y Vidala (de “Evocaciones Criollas”)
• Astor Piazzola (1921 – 1992): – Romántico – Acentuado (from “Five Pieces for solo guitar)
• Gentil Montaña (1942 – 2011): Guabina viajera – Amanecer (bambuco)
• Carlos Guastavino (1912 – 2000): Sonata No. 1 (Allegro deciso e molto ritmico – Andante – Allegro Spiritoso)
• Dionisio Aguado (1784 – 1849): El Fandango Variado op. 16
• Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959): Choros No. 1
• Elbio R. Barilari (b.1953) – Tres piezas para guitarra
• Isaac Albéniz (1860 – 1909) – Asturias
Considered among the top 5 classical guitars players in the world, Eduardo Fernández will perform a program of Latin American pieces based on folk and popular music.