Agustí Fernández (Palma de Mallorca, 1954), with a perfectly based career and a 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 founders fathers of the free improvisation scene Peter Kowald, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker and Barry Guy, a.m.o., and with improvisers from all over the world.
He is a member of the Evan ParkerElectro-acoustic Ensemble and of the Barry Guy New Orchestra, since 2002. Up to the current date he has published more than 50 cd’s.
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.
In 2010 Agustí Fernández received the “Ciutat de Barcelona Music Award” granted by the Council of Barcelona.
Since 2001 Fernández is titular teacher of improvisation at the Catalonia High Music School (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya).
Agustí Fernández, photo:Caroline-Forbes