BIOGRAPHY Fernando’s musical journey began in Mexico where he studied classical and flamenco guitar with the prestigious maestro Fernando Martinez Peralta. In 2003 he moved to Canada where he studied classical guitar with Stephen Boswell completing the Capilano College Music Diploma Program. There, he obtained first place at the annual Music Competition in 2005. Fernando studied at the University of British Columbia (UBC) under the guidance of Michael Strutt obtaining his Bachelor of Music Degree in Classical Guitar Performance in 2008.
Fernando has taken numerous master classes in classical and flamenco genres with renowned guitarists Oscar Herrero (San Lorenzo del Escorial, Spain, 2011), Jeffrey McFadden and Andrew Zohn (UBC, 2007), Rafael Andujar (Centro Internacional de las Artes, Mexico City, 1997) and Antonio Arnal (Villa de Panticosa, Spain, 1995).
Fernando has performed extensively as a soloist and in a duo with his twin brother Alonso Aguirre. Past performances included touring with his twin brother at the “Cervantes en Todas Partes” festival in Guanajuato, Mexico, performing with “Cuadro Flamenco” at the “Teatro Angela Peralta” in Mazatlan, Mexico; presenting “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Joaquin Rodrigo with the Ambleside Orchestra in North Vancouver, and a special feature concert of the UBC String Department at the Chan Shun Concert Hall in Vancouver. In 2023 Fernando was invited to participate in 'Let's Celebrate Together - Part 4' , presented by the Richmond Arts Coalition.