BIOGRAPHY Fernando graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) with a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance (2008) and a Bachelor of Education degree (2010). His musical education began in Mexico where he studied classical and flamenco guitar with the prestigious maestro Fernando Martinez Peralta. Fernando studied classical guitar with Stephen Boswell completing the Capilano College Bachelor of Music transfer program, where he obtained the first place at the annual Music Competition in 2005. At UBC he studied under the guidance of Michael Strutt were he was invited by to perform in a special feature concert of the UBC String Department at the Chan Shun Concert Hall.
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. Performances include the “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Joaquin Rodrigo with the Ambleside Orchestra in 2015.