Agustí Fernández

Agustí Fernández (Palma de Mallorca, 1954), with a perfectly based career and a wide and well-deserved international reputation, is one of the Spanish musicians of major international projection and a world reference in the field of improvised music. Fernández has worked with the founder fathers of the free improvisation scene Peter Kowald, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Joe Morris, Barry Guy, Mats Gustafsson and Peter Evans, a.m.o., and with improvisers from all over the world. He is a member of the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, the Barry Guy New Orchestra, the Blue Shroud Ensemble and the Mats Gustafsson Nu Ensemble, a.m.o.


Fernández has also collaborated with dance, theatre, movies and television. Up to the current date he has published more than 100 CDs.


Along his professional life AF has received many recognitions, and his solo for piano "Mutza" presented in New York in 2007 was distinguished by the New York magazine AllAboutJazz as one of 10 best concerts from that year. The CD "Un llamp que no s'acaba mai" on PSI (Agustí Fernández, John Edwards and Mark Sanders) has been distinguished by Allaboutjazz as one of the best 10 cd's in 2009; the CD "Aurora" on Maya Recordings (Agustí Fernandez, Barry Guy and Ramón López) was selected by the Cuadernos de Jazz magazine as the best CD in 2007, by the Jaç magazine as the best fourth disc of the history of the Catalan jazz and it was Disc d'émoi (February, 2007) for the French Jazz Magazine.


The ”Agustí Fernández Aurora Trio” received the second prize at the BMW Welt Jazz Award 2012 celebrated in Münich, Germany. 


In 2011 Fernández was the main character of the documentary film “Los dedos huéspedes” by Lucas Caraba, which has been screened in  festivals all over the world.


In 2014 the Ad Libitum Festival (Warsaw) dedicated a monographic edition to celebrate Fernández’s 60th Birthday.


Since 2001 Agustí Fernández is permanent teacher of improvisation at the Catalonia High Music School (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya).


In 2010 Agustí Fernández was the recipient the "Ciutat de Barcelona Music Award" granted by the Council of Barcelona.


In 2013 Agustí Fernández was the recipient of the “National Prize of Culture” granted by the Catalan Government.



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