Born in Itapeva- SP – Brazil and brought up in a multi-cultural environment, Fernando began his music studies simultaneously at Escola Municipal de Música and the “Sociedad Hispano-brasileira” in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Musicians such as Paco de Lucia and Raphael Rabello deeply influenced his musical language as a Brazilian-Flamenco musician. He worked closely with one of the Flamenco’s guitarist legends, Gerardo Nunez. Fernando is the winner of the prestigious award, “Certámen de Coreografía, Danza Española y Flamenco”, for best original music composition for dance, in June 2004 at the Teatro Albéniz, Madrid.
Some of his worldwide performances between 1999 and 2016 include: Clube do Choro de Brasília, Teatro Municipal de Sao Paulo, Sala Sao Paulo, Teatros do Sesc Pompéia and Sesc Vila Mariana (Sao Paulo) Centro Cultural Vergueiro (Sao Paulo), Teatro Carlos Gomes -Sala Guarany (Rio de Janeiro), United Nations (U.N) – NY, The Joyce Theatre – NY, The John F. Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.) The Majestic Theatre – Boston, Theatre Bobino, Café de la Dance – Paris, The Concertgebouw Theatre – Amsterdam, Holland Clinkers Festival – Brugge, Bélgium The Geneva Flamenco Festival – Geneva, Switzerland Teatro Franco Parenti – Milan, Teatro Quirino, Rome, The Turín Flamenco Festival – Turin, Italy Teatro Albeniz, Teatro de Madrid, Teatro de la Real Escuela Superior de Artes Dramáticas de Madrid (RESAD) – Madrid, Spain, Teatro de La Fortuna – Madrid, Spain Teatro de La Maestranza – Seville, Teatro Isabel La Católica – Granada, Flamenco festival in St. Petersburg,
Kameido Theatre, Shinjuku Bunka Center – Tokyo, The Singapore Art Festival – Singapore.
Courses & Workshops Taught: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Universidade de Música de Salvador, Universidade Livre de Música Tom Jobim, Universidade de Musica do Cariri, Produktionszentrum Tanz + performance Sttutgart.
Fernando currently lives in Madrid, Spain. He performs worldwide and is actively involved in diverse musical projects, include the “Roda de Choro de Madrid” both as a solo artist and in collaboration with other musicians with his own composed material. His repertoire reflects the strong musical and multicultural influences from Flamenco, Bossa nova, Samba and Chorinho.