Four Ways was made for the IV Edition of the International Competition Prize Fernando Lopes-Graça in 2014. At the time the piece did not win any price. On 2015, mpmp accepted my proposal to have a professional edition. Today, Four Ways is one of my published pieces.
In 2016, Fábio Fernandes, a Guitar player from Portugal, student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in London, asked me to play Four Ways. The première was in the Academia de Música de Viana do Castelo in Portugal, on the 20th of April 2017. Since then Fábio has presented Four Ways in several music halls, as for example Lecture and Recital Room of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Was born in 1996, in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
Fábio began classical guitar lessons from the age of 11 at Academia de Música de Viana do Castelo with Francisco Gomes, where he obtained his Curso Secundário de Música, in 2014, with a final mark of 19/20 in guitar.
Since September 2014 Fábio began his Undergraduate studies Bmus (Hons) Classical Guitar at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Robert Brightmore, David Miller and Graham Devine. He is generously supported in his studies by the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust and by the Charity of Mary Barnes.
Fábio has participated in masterclasses with David Russel, Fabio Zanon, Ignacio Rodes, Máximo D. Pujol, Antigoni Goni, Margarita Escarpa, Graham Devine, Eduardo Martín, Julian Byzantine, Douglas Rodgers, Michel Sadanowsky, and Artur Caldeira.
Besides his success in several national and international competitions, Fábio has performed many solo, ensemble and choir concerts all around Portugal and England. As soloist, he performed in numerous stages in Viana do Castelo, London and Norwich.
Fábio is regularly invited to play solo or with some other musicians both for academic and professional activities, as well to give masterclasses and lectures to other young musicians.
Since 2012 Fábio has been teaching guitar both privately and on music schools in Portugal and England, teaching students from ages ranging from 6 years old to 50 years old.
Biography kindly offered by Fábio Fernandes
Fábio Fernandes, has performed Four Ways in different places, between Portugal and England, making each performance the best performance of Four Ways I have ever heard.
This work is in four movements, four doors, four different journeys. Fábio is capable to engage the audience with the journey and to highlight all the different stages on it. This piece did not win the competition in 2014, but other prizes were reserved for Four Ways.
The next concerts will be on the 25th of August 2017, in Sede do Grupo Desportivo e Cultural dos Trabalhadores dos ENVC in Viana do Castelo, Portugal and on the 26th of august 2017, in Casino Afifense in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. Both at 9:30pm. More in concerts