Biography

Born in Vigo in 1984, Iván started studying music with Ana María García and Rita Ivaskeviciute.

He graduated with a an honor's degree in Piano Performance at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with Rafael Salinas. He was given a Mention of Honor for his Research Project "Recursos expresivos en las últimas sonatas de Beethoven" (Expression Resources in Beethoven's Last Sonatas), performing the sonatas op. 109, Op 110 and op. 111 by the composer.

In 2015 he finished his Master's Degree at the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow with Vera B. Nosina (Honored Artist of Russia) and awarded the Red Diploma (Cum Laude). 

In 2013 he wont First Prize and recieved an awarded for Best Performance of Russian Music at the 14th International Classical Music Competition in Ruza (Russia). In 2009 he was a finalist at the Llíria Young Performer's International Competition and he was awarded a scholarship in Excellence from the Anna Riera Foundation.

He has performed at venues in Spain, Portugal and Russia. His repertoire includes works from the Baroque to contemporary music.

He has recieved classes and Master Classes from Leonid N. Sintsev, Pavel Dombrovsky, Lidya Reznikova, Tatiana Tarnavskaya, Jarosław Drzewiecki, Arcadi Volodos, Douglas Humpherys, Alba Ventura, Rasa Biveiniene, Ramon Coll, Salvador Mas, Michal Drewnowski, Meira Farkas, Natalia Posnova, Ingrid Sotolarova, Yuri Bogdanov, Christian Zacharias, Luis Pipa, Cuartet Canals and Leonel Morales, among others.

In 2007 he finished his Teacher's Degree in Musical Education at the University of Vigo.


He has taught at the Unión Musical de Benaguacil (Valencia, 2011-2012).

He currently teaches Piano at the "Conservatorio Profesional e Escola de Música de Arzúa", "Conservatorio Mayeusis" and "CEMU Superior" (Vigo, Galicia).

During the 2016 and 2017 academic year he created and held the weekly Radio Programme "Programa de man" (Programme Notes) at Radio Arzúa.

Iván Fernández © 2015 

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