He is also a graduate in Science and Music History. Fernando has been a prize-winner at major national and international guitar competitions, including the Jeunesses Musicales of Spain, the Princess Cristina Guitar Competition at the Guerrero Foundation in Madrid, the José Tomás International Guitar Competition of Petrer, the Luys Milán International Guitar Competition of l’Olleria and the Francisco Tárrega Competition of Benicasim. Fernando’s concert career has taken him all over Spain, performing as a soloist at major festivals such as the Guitar Festival of Córdoba and Music and Dance Granada Festival, and at venues such as the National Auditorium in Madrid, Auditorio Manuel de Falla in Granada and the Palau de la Música in Barcelona where he played the famous Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo. He has also played at halls and festivals in more than twenty countries across Europe, America, North of Africa and Asia, collaborating with official entities like the Spanish Cervantes Institute or the UNESCO World Youth Choir. Fernando combines a busy concert career with teaching masterclasses as part of various guitar courses and festivals. He is also Artistic Director of the International Guitar Festival Ciutat de Xixona and has created his own record label, 6x8. His recordings have received high critical acclaim from the classical music press.
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