17 november • CC DEURNE
The brilliant success of guitarist Fernando Espí is the result of his an innate musical sensitivity, combined with a solid technical grounding. Considered by the classical music press to be ‘one of the greatest Spanish classical guitarists’ (Ritmo), and ‘an outstanding guitarist of the new generation’ (Classical Guitar), he has also been situated ‘amongst the most shining interpreters of the six strings’ (Scherzo).
Fernando is the last student of the great master José Tomás winning the Extraordinary End-of-Course Prize at the “Oscar Esplá” Superior Music Conservatory of Alicante where he actually teaches. He has obtained a professional qualification in Performance in early plucked-string instruments and he is also a graduate in Science and Music History.
Fernando has been a prize-winner at major national and international guitar competitions. Fernando’s concert career has taken him all over Spain, performing as a soloist at major festivals. He has also played at halls and festivals in more than thirty countries across Europe, America, North of Africa and Asia.
Fernando combines a 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.