Fernando Domínguez - Clarinetist

Fernando Dominguez is today’s most important representative of the contemporary repertoire for clarinet in Mexico. His interest in this genre has lead him to collaborate closely with most of the Mexican composers who have dedicated works to him like Ignacio Baca-Lobera, Eugenio Toussaint, Juan Trigos, Carlos Sánchez Gutiérrez, Hébert Vázquez, etc. In addition to that, in the professional schools of the country, he offers regular courses and diplomas for composition students about contemporary writing and techniques for clarinet. His repertoire includes works by Franco Donatoni, Brian Ferneyhough, Helmout Lachernmann, Pierre Boulez, Isang Yun, Eliott Carter, among others.

He plays in a regular basis in concert series dedicated to contemporary music such as the International Forum of New Music “Manuel Enríquez”, the Contemporary Music Series of the International Cervantino Festival, the Radar Festival, Etc. He has also played in the Contemporary Music Festival of Habana, in the series “Encounter with México” in Bogotá, as well as in United States, Canada and China. Likewise, he plays the clarinet with the most representative chamber music ensembles: Trío Neos, Ensamble 3, Wind Quintet of Mexico City and ÓNIX Ensamble. With this groups he has recorded eight records dedicated to the music of the 20th century in the labels URTEXT and Quendicim.

As a soloist, he has played with the Symphony Orchestra Vida y Movimiento, Chamber Orchestra of the National Preparatory School, Symphony Orchestra of the National Politechnic Institute, Bellas Artes Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Carlos Chávez and OFUNAM.

Between 2002 and 2004 he participated in the course on contemporary music in Damstadt, Germany (Ferienkurse für neue musik Damstadt) and he has been recipient of the grant from FONCA for foreign studies and performers. He graduated from the Vienna State Conservatory where he studied with Roger Salamander. Later, he specialized in bass clarinet and contemporary music with Harry Sparnaay at the Sweelinck Conservatoire in Amsterdam.

He is currently teaching clarinet at the National Music School of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Ollin Yoliztli Music School.