Bio

Miguel Coelho Fernandez has studied at the Conservatory of Buenos Aires qualifying in classical guitar master. Afterwards he improves on concert classical guitar with the Spanish guitarist Consuelo Mallo Lopez, president of the Argentine Guitar Association.
Meanwhile he studies the flamenco with Quique de Cordoba. Besides he assists to jazz guitar seminars, at the Berklee College of Music of Boston, and studies with James Tobias of the G.I.T (Guitar Institute of Technology) of Los Angeles.

In Spain he studies under the supervision of Manolo Sanlucar, one of the greatest flamenco concert guitar representative, graduating at the International Flamenco Guitar Course, at the Fundacion Andaluza de Flamenco, Jerez. In his search of the deepest gipsy roots on flamenco, he studies with Antonio Jero, already guitarist of the cantaor Camaron de la Isla and with Gerardo Nuñez the most remarkable representative of the avant-garde concert guitar.

Miguel Fernandez composes music for Flamenco, Argentine Tango & Folklore, Brazilian, World and Classical guitar.

His remarkable talent and his significant musical versatility allow him to undertake the most various projects and recording events (Otras Tierras 2008, Ensemble Ethnique 2006, Terre Differenti 2005, Joseph Fargier, Anita 2004, Rebel Hands 2003, Rumba de Mar 2001).

Currently he intensively works on stage and in studio leading as soloist  different musical groups, such as: Miguel Fernandez Group, Terre Differenti, Otras Tierras, Gipsy’s Legend, Tango de los Buenos Aires.

Festivals and performances 

He has played his guitars at the following Festivals:

— Festival Parasio di notte >> Imperia

— Folkest >> Spilimbergo (Udine), in accordance with the leadership of the stages on flamenco guitar and dance.

— IV e V Festival di Casina Zucco >> Mondovi’

— II Festival Colori e Suoni d’Europa >> Arzignano with stages on flamenco guitar and dance.

— Folkermesse >> Murisengo (Torino)

— Festa Flamenca >> Modena

— Festa in montagna >> Udine

— Notte Flamenca >> Civezza (Imperia)

— Fuego Flamenco >> Big Square of Locarno (Switzerland), together with the Spanish dancer Maria Elena Villar Gomez.

— GranBailamme Mondomusic >> Corte Giarola (Parma), together with his Flamenco Group

Furthermore, he has performed at many national events, in concerts promoted by cultural institutions and associations such as:

— Feastambiente of the League for the Environment of the Toscana Region

— Centro F.L.O.G. >> Florence

1995           Awarded by the Town Council of Bellegra for his diffusion of the Art and Culture
1997           With his flamenco-fusion group he performs in tournee in the British Virgin Islands, Guadalupe   and Republica Dominicana
1998-2000 As  soloist, he performs concerts at international events such as International Medical Congress >> Region of Marche
2001-2006 Tournee in different regions of Italy, and performances at Toledo, Valencia, London, Paris, Saint Tropez, with his Flamenco Group and gipsy-arab Rumba de Mar ensemble.
2002-2006 Concerts in Switzerland and Italy with his Flamenco Group.Tournee in Sicily with Gipsy’s Legend
2005             He performs a flamenco guitar concert at the Acoustic Guitar International Meeting at Fortezza Firmafede (Sarzana) Italy
2007-2011   With the Flamenco ensemble Miguel Fernandez Group he performs concerts in many important theatres and World Festivals in different italian region and cities such as Sicily, Calabria, Milan, Rome, Brescia, Bergamo, Parma, Naples, Cosenza among others.

Television and Radio broadcast

In Italy he has performed at television an radio transmissions, such as:

— Raffaella Carra’ RAI UNO

— Maurizio Costanzo show Canale 5

— RAI UNO Mattina RAI UNO

— Domenica In RAI UNO

— TeleEtna (Sicily)

–TeleAcras (Sicily)

In Spain he has been a special guest at the Tertulias Flamencas, radio broadcast of J.M.Castaño Hervas, at Jerez.

Visit his personal Web-Site:

www.fernandezmiguel.com

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