José Fernández Bardesio won all the international competitions he participated in,
including the renowned Alirio Díaz Competition (Caracas), Andrés Segovia Competition,
Orense and Infanta Cristina Competition in Madrid.
The Uruguayan guitarist José Fernández Bardesio was a master pupil of Oribe Dorrego, Eduardo Fernández, Abel Carlevaro, Guido Santórsola and René Marino Rivero. A scholarship from the Federal Republic of Germany enabled him to go to the Cologne College of Music, where he completed his research studies with Hubert Käppel.
He has made numerous recordings for radio and television stations in places like Venezuela, the USA, Spain and France, as well as commercial recordings in USA, Spain and Germany.
He has given recitals and concerts with various orchestras in America and Europe since his debut in the USA and Spain in 1984. The conductors he has worked with are Piero Gamba, Nikolas Rauss, Fernando Condon, Yashikazu Fukumura and Eduardo Marturet.
He regularly appears in international guitar festivals like the Radio France Festival, the Bolívar Festival in London, and guitar festivals in Dublin and Buenos Aires, and performs at important halls like the Royal Festival Hall (London), the Cologne Philharmonie, the Teatro Teresa Carreño (Caracas), the Hall of the Americas (Washington D.C.) and the Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (New York).
He has been composing for the guitar for some time. His pieces have been very positively reviewed and will be published by Hofmeister in Leipzig from 2011.
“An exceptionally talented performer”, stated a Spanish critic, while a German reviewer was more expansive: “Fernández Bardesio embodies the Mediterranean art form - coupled with folklore and a great deal of spirit - like no-one else. That is his music.”
Translation: J & M Berridge
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