Recording Artist at 10?
In 2000, only 10 years old and under the production of Nelson Medina and Sumando Amigos, Ernesto recorded his first solo album "El Comienzo" (The Beginning) and produced a concert in the Cultural Hall of the National Theatre for its release. Also in 2000, Ernesto had the honor of being invited by famous Jazz flutist Nestor Torres to perform with him during one of his concerts in Dominican Republic. After these two achievements, Ernesto's appearance in local TV, radio, and newspapers greatly increased. During 2000, he was once again invited to Miami, FL to participate in a contest for Univision's "Sabado Gigante".
In 2001, Ernesto produced and performed the concert "De Nino a Nino" (From Child to Child) to benefit the homeless children of Dominican Republic through a non-profit organization called Children of the Way. In 2001, Ernesto was once again invited by Nestor Torres to perform with him during his CD release concert in the National Theatre.
Ernesto earned his Bachelors of Music in Flute Performance and Music Education from FIU, graduating Magna Cum Laude from The Honors College. He is pursuing his Masters of Music in Flute Performance at the University of Miami, studying with Trudy Kane. He is also a Mancini Institute Fellow at UM; assisting with the teaching of all athletic bands, including the marching, volleyball, and basketball bands.
Only 22 years old, Ernesto Fernandez is a young, yet accomplished flutist with a passion for music, his Cuban roots, and life.
For more on Ernesto Fernandez, visit his website at www.ErnestoFernandez.net.