Biography of Aransay Carlos Fernandez:
Carlos Fernández Aransay ARCM obtained teaching degrees in piano, theory, harmony, counterpoint and composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Music in Madrid. He studied singing at the Escuela Superior de Canto, Madrid, where he also worked as an accompanist. In 1988 he moved to London to study at the Royal College of Music, where he completed post-graduate studies in composition and conducting. He then went on to study conducting in Vienna for three years with Jacques Delacôte. In the Czech Republic he has conducted the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic and Marienbad Symphonic Orchestras and has also recorded a programme under the title Spain in the Romantic Germanic Opera with the Pilsen Radio Orchestra. In 1993 he became assistant conductor and chorus master of the Earls Court arena production of Carmen, with which he traveled to Zurich, Munich and Berlin, working with José Carreras, Simon Estes and the Ambrosian Opera Chorus. He has been an assistant to Jacques Delacôte, John McCarthy, Simon Joly and Terry Edwards, and has worked as an interpreter to Harry Cristophers, during masterclasses in Granada, Spain. In London, he has sung as a solo tenor in recitals and operas. In 2000 he was invited by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London to give a masterclass on Hispanic vocal music. He teaches regularly in Peru, Mexico, United Kingdom and Spain. As a conductor and chorus master, he has collaborated with Blackheath Opera and the London Gay Symphony Orchestra and has been Music Director of the Camden and Kingsway Symphony Orchestra. He is the newly appointed Music Director of the International Singing Competition of Trujillo, Peru. He has had several articles published and works premiered in Madrid and London and translates for EMI Classics and Naxos. He has worked as Festival Assistant of Spitalfields Festival, in London, and since 1998 is Assistant Secretary of the Iberian and Latin American Music Society, ILAMS.