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Agusti Fernandez is one of the most important explorers of avant-garde music in Spain, combining his thorough knowledge of 20th-century modern classical piano with jazz free improvisation to a forge a unique and powerful style (The Village Voice, New York).

Over the course of his long and successful career, pianist Agusti Fernandez has built up an international reputation, not only as one of Spain's most outstanding performers, but as a reference in the world of improvised music. Fernandez was born in Palma de Mallorca, where he studied piano, later continuing his studies in Barcelona, France and Germany. A professional musician since the age of just thirteen, his life changed completely when he discovered the work of Cecil Taylor and Iannis Xenakis when studying with the latter in 1978. Fernandez's career as a solo artist really began to take off at the II Biennial of Young Creative Artists in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1987, since when he has performed at major festivals all over Spain and Europe, as well as composing for dance, theatre, cinema and television.

Co-founder and director of the Orquestra del Caos and director of the Big Ensemble del Taller de Musics in Barcelona, Fernandez also co-founded the IBA (Improvisadors de Barcelona) Orchestra with Joan Saura and Liba Villavecchia, directing the impro ensemble until 2001.

Agusti Fernandez collaborated regularly with fellow pianist Carles Santos, and took part with him in a number of shows from 1982 to 1998. He has also taken part in performances by the artist Jordi Benito, as well as composing music for the Catalan designer Antonio Miro and collaborating with the flamenco cantaor Miguel Poveda, puppeteer Joan Baixas and draftsman Perico Pastor.

Over the course of his career, moreover, he was worked with such outstanding contemporary dance choreographers as Angels Margarit, Maria Munoz, Ramon Oller, Tomas Aragay and Margarita Guergue, amongst others. He also accompanied the Merce Cunningham Dance Company when this renowned dance troupe presented Event in Barcelona in 2009.

In 1998, Fernandez began a close artistic collaboration with choreographer and dancer Andres Corchero, with whom he has created a number of shows over the years. In 1998, moreover, he formed the Trio Local with Joan Saura and Liba Villavecchia.

In 2003, Fernandez became the first Spanish musician to record for the prestigious German label ECM, playing with the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble (of which he has been a member since 2002) on the CD Memory/Vision. Fernandez also joined the Barry Guy New Orchestra in 2002.

Three years later, in 2005, he formed the Fernandez/Guy/Lopez trio. The new ensemble made its debut at the Grec Festival of Barcelona to present the CD Aurora, which won unanimous worldwide critical acclaim.

Fernandez was musical director of the TVE programme Glasnost in 1989-91, and co-director (with Barbara Held) of the Metronom International Experimental Music Week in Barcelona in 1997-1999. From 2000 to 2006, he directed the Nous Sons contemporary music festival, organised at L'Auditori in Barcelona. Finally, he has curated the Music Nights season at the Joan Miro Foundation in the Catalan capital since the year 2000.

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Agusti Fernandez родился в Пальма де Майорка, где и начал изучение музыки с 13 лет, котороее позднее продолжил уже в Барселоне, потом во Франции и Германии. Сильное влияние на него оказала музыка Cecil Taylor и Ianis Xenaxis, c которым он обучался на Darmstadt Summer Courses
В 1986 он выпускает первую пластинку "Ardent", а настоящую известность как исполнитель он получает в 1987 году после выступления на II Bienal de Jovenes Artistas Creadores de Tesalonica (Греция). После чего последовала масса различных проектов:

Среди которых барселонский Orquestra del Caos, директором которого он является с середины 90-х годов, также Agusti Fernandez вместе с Joan Saura и Liba Villavecchia основали IBA (Improvisers of Barcelona Association) - коллектив импровизирующих танцоров и музыкантов. Он выступал в крупнейших испанских и европейских фестивалях, в частности с 1997 по 1999 Agusti Fernandez является вторым директором Setmana Internacional de Musica Experimental de Metronom, en Barcelona, с 2000 по 2006 руководителем современного музыкального фестиваля Nous Sons (?), а начиная с 2000 года он комиссар Nits de Musica de la Fundacio Joan Miro de Barcelona. Agusti Fernandez пишет музыку для хореографических постановок, театра, кино и телевидения.

На настоящий момент Agusti Fernandez является самым известным и влиятельным исполнителем нового джаза в Испании, а также он преподает в Высшей школе музыки Каталонии (Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya) где состоит в чине профессора.

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www.agustifernandez.com Official website. Biography, discography
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
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 Agusti Fernandez - 'Azul' - 2012, Universal
 Agusti Fernandez - 'Morning Glory' - 2010, Maya
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 Barry Guy - 'Mad Dogs' - 2013, Not Two
 


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