FERNANDO ARIAS, violoncello
"They say a certain age and experiences are needed to play with heart and honesty. With Fernando Arias, that`s just a lie" - “Avui”, March 2009
Fernando is an enthusiastic chamber musician, with musical partners such as Seth Knopp, Antje Weithaas, David Kadouch, Rainer Schmidt, Karl Leister, Peter Frankl, Donald Weilerstein, Quiroga Quartet or his Trio partners VibrArt (Miguel Colom and Juan P. Floristán). He has received most valuable advice from Prof. Eberhard Feltz.
He has offered recital in Spain and Germany’s most important halls, and also in other countries like United States, Japan, Russia, Tunisia, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Russia, Mozambique, Portugal or Serbia. He has played as a soloist along with major orchestras in Spain and abroad. Recent and future commitments include his appearances with Haydn, Beethoven Triple, Schostakovich 1st, Saint-Saens, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Ibert, or Gulda concertos. He has recorded for major media, and released his first album, entitled “Three Sonatas, one life”, with Columna Música and pianist Luis del Valle. His second album includes Schubert and Shostakovich Trios along with VibrArt.
Born in 1987, Fernando Arias was accepted at the age of 14 at the "Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía", where he studied with Prof. Natalia Shakhovskaya and received from Her Majesty the Queen of Spain the "Best Student" award of the violoncello chair. He then moved to Berlin to pursue a Masters Degree with Prof. Jens Peter Maintz at the Universität der Künste Berlin.
In the summer of 2012 Fernando joined faculty of Yellow Barn Young Artists Program (USA), and became Professor of Violoncello in Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (Spain). Since 2017 he is also Deputy Professor at Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía, in the class of Prof. Jens Peter Maintz, and in 2019 he became Catedrático de Violonchelo in Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid.