July 5, 2016

Gala Concert – Send money for piano to Cuba – Bolivar Hall 2nd July




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February 25, 2016

A Piano for Cuba – Fundraising Classical Music Concert


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December 12, 2015

Concert in Woodham Church on the 30th January 2016

On the 30th of January  at 7 pm at the Woodham Church Woking I will be performing with a number of Trinity students.

Ernest Chausson Concert for violin, piano and string quartet op 21


Soo Park – violin
Eralys Fernandez- piano

String Quartet
Beatriz Carbonell- violin
Soo Park- violin
Kristin Chai- viola
Alice Gräfin- cello

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December 12, 2015

Concerts in Havana 2016

In February I am visiting Cuba and playing in 3 concerts.


 Concert 1

Le charme français


Denis Kolobov ( Violin- Russia)

Eralys Fernández ( piano- Cuba)


Oratorio San Felipe Neri, Thursday 11 th February 2016

7:00 pm



César Franck

-Sonata for Violin and  Piano in A major

Denis Kolobov (violin) and Eralys Fernández (piano)

Ernest Chausson (1885-1899)

Concert in D major for piano, violin and string quartet, Op. 21

Denis kolobov (violín) , Eralys Fernández (piano)

Anolan González (viola), Alejandro Mtnez (cello)


 Concert 2

“Sinatra Bel Canto”

(Concert dedicated to Frank Sinatra’s hits with arrangements by Eralys Fernandez)

 13th February 2016

Pianist and arranger: Eralys Fernández

With soloists from the National Opera Theatre


Concert 3 

“Pianísimos de Brasil”


14th February 2016 – Gonzalo Roig Hall


Oscar Lorenzo Fernández (1897-1948)


-Second Brazilian Suite- Ponteio; Moda; Caterete

Eralys Fernández (piano)


Ernesto Júlio de Nazareth (1863-1934)





Gabriel Chorens (piano)


 Mozart Camargo Guarnieri (1907-1993)

- Dansa Negra

- Suite Mirim

Ponteando / Tanghinho / Modinha / Cirandinha

Maité Aboy (piano)

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November 28, 2015

Woking Festival Winner

Congratulations to Hannah Burrows winning the French class at the Woking Festival 2015.

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September 12, 2015

The Fisherman and his wife

Selected moments from the premiere of my puppet opera at the Tete a Tete opera festival in London.  The performance was reviewed very constructively and eloquently by Charlotte Valori for bachtrack.

 Review by 11 August 2015 for bachtrack

The Fisherman and his Wife is a nicely conceived opera for children. It’s blusteringly comic, a surreal folktale plot with a zany edge which references modern culture (the desire for free broadband) alongside timeless fairytale tropes (a talking fish who can grant wishes). It has a straightforward moral (greed can’t bring happiness) which is explored carefully through a clearly-structured plot. It’s eminently portable and simple to stage: everything happens on a trestle table with three puppets and some childishly painted cardboard scenery, and all you need to create it is an upright piano and three performers, pianist, soprano and puppeteer. Best of all, it’s fast paced, and not too long; indeed, one keen lad, who looked under ten, questioned afterwards by his father, opined in my hearing that it was “Not long enough”. [Was he the same young boy I spotted sitting transfixed in the Royal Opera House Stalls throughout Tristan und Isolde in December?]

The Fisherman, a dreamy soul, lives in a tiny hut with a wife who harries him daily, threatening to leave him for the nearest rock (quite literally) if he can’t provide better for her. In desperation, he goes out to sea and catches a talking fish, who begs for his life, winning the Fisherman’s pity. In return, the fish grants the Fisherman’s wish for a better house and plenty of food, but the Wife’s satisfaction with this new arrangement lasts less than a day: once she has a house, she wants a better house with plenty of shoes and sushi; then a castle with servants; then to be president and CEO of a phone company so that she can have free broadband; and finally, to be master of the universe so that she can stop the rain. None of these bring happiness, and the last request sends them straight back to their old, dilapidated hut, the fish explaining regretfully that “there is already someone in charge of the universe”. Eventually, the Fisherman realises that his Wife will never be happy, whatever she is given; that happiness comes from within; and, instead of fruitlessly wishing for useless wealth where “every happy moment is a hard sell,” he will find his own happiness without magic.

Eralys Fernandez’s score confidently paints a range of moods and emotions in a cheerful piano accompaniment played for us by the composer, encompassing rowdy exchanges verging on Punch & Judy, little lyrical arias (the Fisherman’s “Almighty God of the Sea” a particular highlight), and dynamic comic passages. Our three characters are brilliantly voiced and characterised by Maya Sapone, singing both Fisherman and Wife with gusto and scrupulous distinction, and puppeteer Alex Winfield as the magic fish (whose name is Harold, though he’s quite private about it). Alex Winfield’s words veer oddly towards American patois, using “neat” and “candy”, and his eclectic references feel like a bucketful of cultural flotsam and jetsam. But it swirls along in a pleasingly nonsensical manner: the various children on the front row were all absorbed throughout.

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June 28, 2015

Summer Masterclass 2015 with Professor Nigel Clayton



We were very lucky to have Nigel Clayton from the RCM come and do a masterclass with a number of the academy students on a lovely sunny day in June.  The summer masterclass is part education, part entertainment and also a little garden party.






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May 31, 2015

Photos from the Lea Barn concert

Photos taken during rehearsal and during the performance.

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May 19, 2015

BBC filming in the garden studio

This week the BBC have been filming me teaching one of my student Shane for a forthcoming documentary on CBeebies.

I hope to be able to show a video of parts of the lesson in a future blog.

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May 19, 2015

The Fisherman and his Wife – Children’s Puppet Opera


The puppet opera with original music by myself and scripted by Alex Winfield has been accepted to be performed at the Tete a Tete music festival.  We are pleased to have the brilliant soprano Maya Sapone performing the voices of the Fisherman and his Wife.   Alex takes the voice of the magic fish.



Sunday 9 August
12:00-12:50    The Fisherman and his Wife

Saturday 8 August
14:30-15:20    The Fisherman and his Wife

Kings Place St Pancras Room, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.

Alexander Winfield- script and puppeteer
Eralys Fernandez- music and piano
Maya Sapone- Voice

Tickets 7.50 online. £5 early bid ( offer ends June 21)

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May 19, 2015

Early Music Concert at the Lea Barn

This will be the first public concert with my harpsichord that many of you have seen in the music room.  The Lea Barn is a great venue for Early Music Concerts


Sunday 24th of May at 4 pm

Lea Barn , Winter Hill, Cookham Dean, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 9TW

Early Music concert

Harpsichord – E. Fernandez
Baroque Oboe- Jan Ziemowit Hutek
Cello- Diego Carneiro

Programme includes

J.Haydn- Keyboard Sonata in B minor Hob XVI:32 ( solo

J. S. Bach-
Chromatic Fantasie and Fugue BWV 903 ( solo harpsichord)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach-
Oboe Sonata in G minor, H549;

G. P. Telemann- Oboe Sonata in A minor TWV
41:a3 -


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January 29, 2015

Interview on Cuban TV programme “de Tarde en Casa”

While I was in Havana, Cuban TV interviewed me and we talked about the two concerts I was playing.

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January 29, 2015

Performance of Brahms Intermezzos and Rhapsodie, in Havana

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January 29, 2015

Performance of Bach Toccata in E Minor, in Havana

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January 29, 2015

Performance of Wemilere in Havana

Performance of my composition Wemilere (based on an African chant)  with a great Cuban Batak player.

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November 25, 2014

Photos from my Puppet Opera

Here are a few photos from the first performance of the opera at the Bolivar Hall.  It was very successful and hopefully it will get performed many more times.





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November 20, 2014

Premiere of the Puppet Opera “The Fisherman and his Wife”

I am so pleased to have the premiere of my puppet opera at the Cuban children’s party on the 23rd November.

The music is composed by myself , with an inventive and humorous script and puppetry by Alex Winfield.

Mezzo Soprano Latana Phoung provides the voice of the Fisherman and his wife (a difficult double act)  and Alex is the voice of Harold, the magic fish.

Entry is free so please come along with your family.

Kids Party

Concert Bolivar Hall

Sunday 23rd November

Premiere of the Puppet Opera

The fisherman and his wife

Kids Party – Cuban Style

Free entry  

Sunday 23 Nov 2014, 2-4pm

Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way

London, W1T 5DL

Nearest tube station: Warren Street

Come to our children’s party and enjoy puppetry, live music and songs, buffet, drinks, photo exhibition, games, face painting, and more…

Special Guests

-  Eralys Fernandez – Pianist

-  Latana Phoung -  Musicanima Theatre

   Alex Winfield – Puppeteer and Script Writer


-  The London Lucumi Choir, with special guest  Jacob Joyce – Storyteller



Organised by: Cubanos en UK and supported by the Cuban Embassy in London. For more information email: info@cubanos.org.uk

Event on Facebook: Fiesta infantil cubana


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November 19, 2014

Lea Barn – Sunday 30th November – 4pm


Piano Concert

Sunday 30th November – 4pm

Lea Barn – Maidenhead

Eralys Fernandez

Neus Guiu- Ritort


Solo piano- Eralys Fernandez

Toccata in E minor BWV 914 Johan Sebastian Bach

Ante el Escorial Ernesto Lecuona

3 Intermezzos and Rhapsodie Op. 119 Johannes Brahms

Four hands duets – Neus Guiu-Ritort – Eralys Fernandez 

Bilder Aus Osten Robert Schumann 

Hungarian Dances (1,2,3,5) Johannes Brahms



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November 16, 2014

Master Class with John Blakeley of the Royal College of Music

We had an entertaining and very instructive masterclass given at the Academy, by John Blakeley of RCM.



( ABRSM grade 7)- Berceuse . Frank Bridge


( ABRSM grade 6)- 1st movement from Sonata in C major. Mozart K 545


( grade 7 standard ) Arabesque No. 1 . Debussy


(ABRSM grade 6) – Rondo from Sonatina in E flat op 19 No. 6




Advanced  -  1st- 2nd movements from Sonata No. 2 – Prokofiev


 ( ABRSM grade 6)  -Invention No. 14 in B flat major. Bach,  Waltz in A flat – Brahms


(Grade 7-8 standard)  Nocturne C sharp minor No. 16 KKIV- Chopin


( ABRSM grade 5)- grade 5 pieces from the current syllabus.


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July 13, 2014

AmazonArt Concert 31st July 2014


On the 31st July I am playing in an AmazonArt concert at the Bloomsbury Church in Central London (nearest tube Tottenham Court Road).  The concert starts at 7.30pm.

In the first half I will be playing  :-

Brahms Opus 119- Intermezzos and Rhapsodie

J.S. Bach – Toccata in E Minor

I will also be playing the UK Premiere of Wemilere.  It is a piece based on an African chant that I am hoping to play with drums.

In the second half I am playing 4 hands pieces with my good friend Neus Guiu Ritort.

We will be playing a number of Hungarian dances by Brahms,  a selection of pieces from the Spanish suite by Albeniz and my arrangement of the Moises Simons piece “The Peanut Vendor”  for 4 hands.



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July 13, 2014

Masterclass with Professor Nigel Clayton of the Royal College of Music


On the 21st June I hosted a masterclass for some of my students.  Professor Nigel Clayton of the Royal College of Music came and conducted the masterclass for students in my garden music room.  Nigel is brilliant at  teaching students and making a masterclass a fun and engaging event.

We were delighted that Hugh Wooldridge managed to make it as he has very kindly loaned me his Bechstein piano that proudly resides in the music room.   The afternoon had a party feel on a lovely summers day.

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July 13, 2014



On the 24th February 2014 baby Sebastian was born.  He is a big, healthy baby.  I am currently balancing my time looking after Sebastian, teaching, composing and preparing to perform again.  I hope you like the photos.



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September 17, 2013

The Voice of Tango at the Bolivar Hall on the 16th November 2013

I would like to invite you to my next event The Voice of Tango on Saturday 16th of November at 7.30 pm at the Bolivar Hall (near Warren Street).
This is a show that we have been preparing for about a year and will feature a combination of Tango music and dance. It will feature many of my own arrangements for voice and sax and a few of my Tango compositions.  I will also be playing solo for a section of the concert.
I am inviting the Tango dancer Flavio de Brito and his Tanguera dance company and they will dance to some of the pieces during the performance.
The musicians are soprano Maya Sapone (http://www.mayasapone.co.uk), saxophonist Martino Scovacricchi (http://www.scovacricchi.net) and myself on piano.
 Tickets can be purchased from the following link.
Please have a look at the Facebook page set up by the Voice of Tango ensemble.https://www.facebook.com/thevoiceoftango
The programme will be similar to the listing below.
Primo Tempo - 
Siempre Se Vuleve a Buenos Aires - Piazzolla
Años De Soledad - Piazzolla
Convicciones – Cosentino (DANCE)
Callao Y Santa Fe - Cosentino (DANCE)
Alfonsina Y El Mar - Ramirez
El Dia Que Me Quieras - Gardel (DANCE)
El Tango Nuevo - Cosentino (DANCE)
Desencuentro - Troilo
-INTERVAL 15 Mins-
Secondo Tempo
Adios Nonino - Piazzolla (DANCE)
Alta Gracia - Fariñas
Me Dejaste En Gris - Cosentino
Tan Solo Vos - Cosentino
Y Como Pido Tu Perdon - Cosentino
Tango Barroco - Cosentino
Tango Para Vos – Eralys Fernandez
Chiquilin De Bachin - Piazzolla
Yo Soy Maria - Piazzolla (DANCE)

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September 7, 2013

San Felipe de Neri, Havana Cuba – 7th September 2013

San Felipe de Neri
Havana, Cuba
7th September 5 pm
Eralys Fernandez and Diego Carneiro
Sonata in D minor cello and piano- Claude Debussy
Sonata in C major Op. 108 cello and piano- Beethoven
Loco D 1 and 2 movements- Eralys F
Le Grand Tango – Astor Piazzolla

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June 21, 2013

St Martin in the Fields – Lunchtime concert 21st June

Lunchtime concert with Eralys Fernandez and Diego Carneiro
Sonata in D minor cello and piano- Claude Debussy
Adagio – Allegro Op. 70- Robert Schumann
Loco D- 1 and 2 movements- Eralys F.
Seven Spanish Dances- Manuel de Falla

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May 6, 2013

Harwich Festival – Eralys Fernandez and Diego Carneiro

Friday 28th of June

Harwich Festival 1pm

Church St, Harwich, Essex CO12 3DR

Diego Carneiro- Eralys Fernandez

Cello and piano concert

Music by Debussy, Miaskovsky, Schumann, Beethoven and Piazzolla.

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May 6, 2013

Jacqueline du Pre Concert Hall – Eralys Fernandez and Diego Carneiro

Friday 21st June

7.30 pm

Jacqueline du Pré Concert Hall

St Hilda’s college

Cowley Place

Oxford OX4 1DY

Diego Carneiro- Eralys Fernandez

Cello and piano concert

Music by Debussy, Miaskovsky, Schumann, Beethoven and Piazzolla.

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May 6, 2013

All Saints’ Church Woking – Eralys Fernandez and Diego Carneiro


All Saints’ Church
564 Woodham Lane,
GU21 5SH

Saturday 15th June 7.30 pm

Diego Carneiro- Eralys Fernandez










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January 30, 2013

Bolivar Hall concert on the 23rd February 2013 at 7.30pm

This concert is taking place at the Bolivar Hall in London and features myself performing with Diego.

The programme is evolving and will continue to evolve as Diego and myself will be working towards this concert for the best part of a month.

It will feature :-

Brazilian Suite by Dinorah de Carvalho
Cello and Continuo Sonata by J.S. Bach

We will also be performing for the first time a piece for cello and piano that I am writing with Diego in mind.

It promises to be a great concert at an exceptional, intimate venue.

I will also be launching my new CD title “Alta Gracia” featuring music from Cuba and South America.

January 30, 2013

Concert at the All Saints’ Church, Woodham Lane- February 10th 2013

Cello and piano concert featuring myself and Diego Carneiro.

The address of the church is :-

All Saints’ Church

Woodham Lane, Woking, GU215SH

The concert starts at 4pm on February 10th, tickets are £8 on the door, with free entry for children.

The programme will feature music by  JS.Bach, Manuel de Falla, Schumann, Piazzolla.




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January 30, 2013

AmazonArt Concert Series – February 5th 2013


Concert at the Bloomsbury Church in London in support of AmazonArt

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October 11, 2012

AmazonArt Concert Series

September 13, 2012

Handel House Concert

Thursday 13 September 6.30-7.30pm

Handel’s oratorios are incredibly dramatic and include some of the most beautiful pieces ever written for voices. Latana Phoung (mezzo soprano) and Eralys Fernandez (harpsichord) perform arias from a number of Handel’s oratorios.


Recitative: ‘Twill be a painful separation
Air: In gentle murmurs will I mourn

Recitative: Some dire event
Air: Scenes of horror, scenes of woe

Recitative: O let me fold thee
Air: Sweet as sight to the blind

As with rosy steps the morn

Hence, Iris, Hence away

Cease ruler of the day
Begone, my fears, fly hence away
There in myrtle shades reclin’d
Where shall I fly

Tickets £9, £5 students
To Book Please call the Handel House booking line on 020 7399 1953

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August 11, 2012

Metamorphosia Recitals

June 16, 2012

Concert in Braganca Brazil

As most of you know I am in Brazil for 2 weeks playing in various concerts and also exploring the work of AmazonArt, the charity set up by Diego Carneiro to support artistic projects in the Amazon region.



June 13, 2012

Concert in Belem Brazil

Below are the details of the first concert I played with Diego in Belem on the 13th June.

Festival Internacional de Musica do Para
13th of June 6 pm
History Museum of Para, Belem. Brazil
Cellist Diego – Eralys piano
Programme Sonata no. 6 A. Vivaldi
Beethoven Sonata for piano and cello Op 102 No. 4
Ernesto Lecuona- Gitanerias/ Cordoba
Astor Piazzolla Grand Tango

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May 24, 2012

Salvation Army Concert


Diego Carneiro and Eralys Fernandez

The Salvation Army
Sythwood Goldsworth Park, Woking
GU21 3BE
Tickets £5 on the door
In aid of Amazonart charity
Beethoven  Cello and Piano Sonata No. 2
Manuel de Falla   Seven Popular Songs
Astor Piazzolla  Grand Tango
Astor Piazzolla  Oblivion
Ignacio Cervantes   Cuban Serenata
Carlos Farinas  Altagracia



April 25, 2012

Diego Carneiro and Eralys Fernandez at the Bolivar Hall


























January 10, 2012

Classical Music Concert – 20th January at the Bolivar Hall

This is my next concert on the 20th January at the Bolivar Hall with all proceeds going towards sports equipment for Cuban youth.

I will be playing for around 35 minutes and my programme will feature :-

Cordoba, Gitanerias and Malaguena  -  Ernesto Lecuona

Sonata I   –  Carlos Guastavino

I will also be playing the UK premiere of  Alta Gracia by Carlos Farinas

I will finish my section with Quirino con su tres by Eliseo Grenet  with an arrangement by myself.