Fernando Domínguez Cortez
Born in Ciudad Juárez in 1996, in Mexico, Fernando Domínguez Cortez began playing the viola with the Esperanza Azteca music programme in 2010. He toured Europe and North America with various orchestras such as The Orchestra of the Americas, Orquesta Sinfónica Infantil de México, Orquesta Sinfónica Esperanza Azteca Nacional, Sinfónica Azteca, and played at festivals such as the Curtis Summerfest and the Scotia Festival of Music. In 2020 he was a finalist in the 2nd Oskar Nedbal International Viola Competition, and later an academician with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Also passionate about chamber music, Fernando is a founding member of the Esperanza Azteca Quartet with whom he won the First Prize in the National String Quartet Competition "Cuarteto Latinoamericano" in Mexico City in 2019.
Passionate about education, he integrated the teaching team of the Esperanza Azteca project and, in 2017, was appointed artistic and musical director of the Orquesta Revolución UACJ, where he teaches classical music to underprivileged and at-risk youth.
Fernando holds a Bachelor's degree from the Instituto Superior de Música Esperanza Azteca, under the tutelage of Javier Montiel, and a Master's degree in Musical Interpretation from the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne, where he was able to benefit from the teaching of Frédéric Kirch.
Since March 2023, Fernando has been playing in the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande as a tutti viola.