Fernando - Cocktail Pianist

This versatile cocktail pianist is based in London and available for all kinds of events. He has performed background music for corporate functions and weddings in Scotland, Spain and England for clients including Deutsche Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland as well as having several residencies as a pianist.

His repertoire spans Jazz, pop, classical and contemporary music and he is a great sight-reader and improviser.

He has a degree in Composition from the Royal College of Music (Caja España Scholarship), a BMus (Hons) in Composition from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (Stevenson Scholarship) and a BMus, in Piano Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya

AWARDS
• 1st Prize of Film Composition, BCN Visual Sound Festival. Barcelona 2010
• 1st Prize of Composition, Conservatori Isaac Albeniz. Girona-Spain 2009
• Selected Composer to represent the RSAMD at the Forum of Composers of the British Conservatoires. Glasgow 2008
• 2nd Prize of Composition Dinnah Wolfe Memorial Award. Glasgow 2007
• The Patrond’s Fund Prize of Composition, Royal College of Music. London 2007
• 1st Prize Piano Competition of Sant Anastassi. Lleida-Spain 2006
• 3rd Prize Piano Competition of Sant Anastassi. Lleida-Spain 2005
• 1st Prize of Composition, Fundacio Rius I Virgili. Barcelona 2001
• 2nd Prize Piano Competition of Vilafranca del Penedes. Barcelona 2001
• Winner Category C International Piano Competition of Berga. Barcelona 1999
• Award Associacio Catalana de Compositors . Barcelona 1999

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Fernando - Cocktail Pianist Repertoire

Classical/Opera

  • Brindis (Traviata) - G. Verdi
  • Celebre Aria - J. S. Bach
  • O Sole Mio - Traditional
  • For Elisa – Beethoven

Film

  • Moon River - H. Mancini
  • Once Upon a Time in West - E. Morricone
  • Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head - B. Bacharach
  • Life is Beautiful - N. Piovani
  • The Piano - M. Nyman
  • Times Goes By (Casablanca) - H. Hupfeld
  • My Heart Will Go On(Titanic) - J. Horner
  • The Godfather - Nino Rota
  • Too Much - M.Camilo

Jazz

  • A House Is not A Home - B. Bacharach
  • Allelujah I Love her So - R. Charles
  • All Of Me - S. Simons/ G. Marks
  • Back To Those Happy Days - H. Nicholls
  • Beguin The Beguine - C. Porter
  • Blue Bossa - K. Dorham
  • Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye - C. Porter
  • From This Moment On - C. Porter
  • That’s What Friends Are For - B. Bacharach
  • The Little Things - S. Sondheim
  • Walk On By - B. Bacharach
  • Christmas songs (various)

Musicals

  • I Don’t Know How To Love Him - A. L. Webber
  • I Got Rhythm - G. Gershwin
  • Memory - A. L. Webber
  • Someone To Watch Over Me - Gershwin
  • Summertime - G. Gershwin
  • The Saga Of Jenny - K. Weill
  • Friend for Life – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s

Popular

  • All my Loving - Beatles
  • Arrivederci Roma - R. Rascel
  • Brazil - Ary Barroso
  • Close to You – B. Bacharach
  • Hello Dolly - J. Herman
  • Imagine - J. Lennon
  • In The Still Of The Night - C. Porter
  • I Say A Little Prayer For You - B. Bacharach
  • Kiss me Much – C.Velazquez
  • Let it Be – Beatles
  • Over the Rainbow – J. Garland
  • Tears in heaven - E. Clapton
  • The Entertainer (Rag Time) - Scott Joplin
  • The GodFather - N. Rota
  • The Sound of Silence - P. Simon
  • Tico tico  - Zequinha de Abreu
  • Yesterday - Beatles
  • You are the Sunshine of My Life - S. Wonder
  • You’d Be So Nice To Come Home to - C. Porter
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone - R. Rodgers

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