College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Classical Guitarist Eduardo Fernandez to Perform

“A thoughtful and thought-provoking artist… a sound to behold.”  –The Washington Post

The College of Charleston Department of Music will present a performance by classical guitarist Eduardo Fernandez. He previously performed on campus in 2008 and also in 1999 for the Guitar Foundation of America’s annual conference held in Charleston. The renowned artist has earned an international following through his competition and performance appearances throughout the world.

The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. The concert will include works by Abel Carlevaro, Gentil Montaña, Carlos Chávez, Jaures Lamarque-Pons and Edison Denisov. Admission is $20 at the door and free for College of Charleston students with valid I.D.

Fernandez has toured the United States since his New York debut in 1977, having played recitals and also with prestigious orchestras, always to great acclaim from critics and audiences. He has also performed throughout Europe, Asia, South America, and Mexico.

Several of Fernandéz’s extensive recordings have been selected as “best of the month” and “best of the year” by publications such as Stereo Review and The New York Times, as well as Asahi Shinbun from Japan. He has recorded 18 albums with Decca that cover a wide selection of repertoire, from Bach to the contemporary; a recording for Erato with violinist Alexander Markow covering most of Paganini’s work for violin and guitar; and two duo CDs with Japanese guitarist Shin-Ichi Fukuda for DENON in Japan.

Currently Fernández is the exclusive recording artist of the Oehms Classics label, for which he has recorded the complete lute suites by Bach: “Romantic Guitar,” a 19th century guitar recording on a period instrument: a CD of South American Music, and recently an all-Giuliani CD.

Extending his influence beyond the stage and recording studio, Fernández has written a major book on guitar technique, a book of essays on Bach’s lute music, and several articles in leading guitar publications. An active composer, he was the secretary of the Uruguayan branch of ISCM for two years. He is also a founder of Uruguay’s CIM/UNESCO section, Artistic Director of Montevideo’s biannual International Guitar Festivals since 1996, and of Colombia’s Encuentros Nacionales de la Guitarra since 2000.

PRESS:, October 14, 2011