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2014 Clarinet Day Guest Artist: Fabian Fuertes

Fabian Fuertes

Fabian Fuertes was appointed as a teaching artist with Play On Philly in 2012 and an instructor of clarinet at the Nelly Berman School of Music in 2011. In addition, he recently joined the Philadelphia Orchestra School Partnership Program as a teaching artist in 2013. Prior to this he was an instructor of clarinet with Temple Music Preparatory in 2010.

A native of Florida, Fabian began his music career by winning the Young Artist Concerto Competition and performing Mozart’s “Concerto for Clarinet in A Major, K.622” with the Tampa Bay Youth Orchestra in 2001. Later, he received his bachelor’s degree in music performance at Florida State University, and as a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee, he would graduate Magna Cum Laude in 2007. 

While pursuing a master’s degree in music performance at the University of Texas at Austin, Fabian was able to record works by John Adams and John Corigliano and tour Europe with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble. In addition, he was an active clarinet instructor and clinician with the Leander and Dripping-Springs School Districts. He would graduate Magna Cum Laude in 2009.  

As a pupil of Ricardo Morales, Fabian was able to connect with the “City of Brotherly Love” through his study at Temple University. Today he is an active freelance musician throughout the greater city of Philadelphia, and offers many outreach performances as a soloist and chamber musician. Furthermore, he has performed with orchestras such as Symphony in C, the Delaware Opera Company, the Haverford Symphony, Curtis Symphony Orchestra and Round Rock Symphony. Former teachers and festivals include: Nathan Williams, Frank Kowalsky, Deborah Bish, Richard MacDowell, Brian Moorhead, the Idyllwild School of Music and the Kinhaven School of Music.