Fidel Fernández Moraleja

Fidel Fernández Moraleja

Born in Cuenca, Spain, in 1998. From 2021 to 2023 he studied at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación Damm Oboe Chair with professor Hansjörg Schellenberger. He has been granted a scholarship by Fundación Albéniz.

He started his oboe studies at Horcajo de Santiago’s Municipal School of Music with José Jaime Charco Izquierdo. He later entered Cuenca’s Pedro Aranaz Music Conservatory with Jose Juan Ortega, where he graduated with Honours in 2017. He furthered his studies at Valencia’s Joaquín Rodrigo Conservatory under the guidance of professor Vicent Llimerá Dus. He has also studied percussion.

He has attended many music courses with professors such as Ana Rivera, Carmen Guillén and Jose Francisco Gil Ferrer. He has also attended the Escuela Superior de Música de Alto Rendimiento’s oboe workshop for two yearswith Daniel Fuster, Jesus Fuster and Stefan Schilli. He has also attended masterclasses by professors Aitor Llimerá Galduf, Arnaldo Di Felice, Juan Carlos Baguena Roig, Robert Silla, Ramón Puchades, David Walter, Helenne de Villeneuve, Washington Barella, Heinz Holliger, and Matthew Wilkie and Pirmin Grehl (chamber music).

He has been a member of several ensembles such as the Youth Orchestra of Cuenca, the Proyecto 10 Orchestra of the Community of Madrid, Berklee College of Music’s cinema orchestra. He also was on the National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia’s list of instrumentalists and on that of Cuenca’s Religious Music Week Academy.

Since 2017, he is oboe soloist at Castellón’s Youth Symphony Orchestra and, since 2019, at the University of Valencia’s Philarmonic Orchestra. He is also included in the Youth National Orchestra of Spain’s list of instrumentalists.

In 2017 he was awarded at the City of Cuenca Young Performers Competition the prize to best student of Cuenca’s Pedro Aranáz Conservatory.

As soloist, it is worth highlighting his performance of Vivaldi’s Concerto for oboe and bassoon under the baton of Ignacio Yepes at Cuenca’s Provincial Auditorium.

He is also an oboe teacher in different music schools such as the Museros Musical Union Society, the Aldaia Musical Union, the Benetusser Musical Union Cultural and Artistic Society, the Massalfassar Musical Society and the Liceu de Música Ciutat de Mislata Conservatory.

As a student of the School, he performed with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Juanjo Mena; the Freixenet Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Sir András Schiff and Andrés Salado; the Baroque Ensemble of the School, conducted by Paul Goodwin, as well as within the Soloists of the 21st century and the World Heritage Cities series in Segovia, Salamanca and Tarragona. He was a member of the Barroco Ensemble, the O Globo Quintet and the D'Anches Trio.