Following a well-acclaimed Mexico City debut at age 12 performing a Haydn concerto as soloist with the “Fundamental String Ensemble” from the Ollin-Yoliztli Culture Center, Francisco has enjoyed an active career as soloist, collaborative pianist and chamber musician in the United States and Latin-America.
A versatile pianist, since then he has appeared as a guest artist in several international music festivals in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru and as a soloist with orchestras such as the Friends of Thayer Chamber Orchestra, Nashaway Philharmonic Orchestra, Clark University Sinfonia of Worcester, Atlantic Union College Chamber Orchestra, University of Science and Arts of Chiapas Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, among others.
At age 15, Mr. Fernandez won the 1st prize at a single category, statewide piano competition held at the University of Science and Arts of Chiapas. In 2006, he received a full scholarship to pursue a bachelor of music in Piano Performance at Atlantic Union College in MA, where won 3rd prize at the Thayer Young Artist Competition. In 2011 he graduated with a master of music in piano performance from The Boston Conservatory after being awarded the “Isabella Dohrmann Scholarship”. He has received numerous awards and recognitions from music institutions including the scholarship program for study abroad from the National Fund for Culture and Arts awarded by the Mexican government 2011-2013.
Currently, Mr. Fernandez is an official concert musician at the international radio and TV program “La Voz de la Esperanza” based in California and the music director of the Central Congregational Church in Chelmsford, MA.