An enterprising and discerning recitalist, a concerto soloist with a refreshingly diverse repertoire, Mexican pianist Fernando Garcia Torres is also an active chamber musician. He studied in Germany at the Musikhochschule Köln under Alfons Kontarskyand with György Sandor, Leon Fleisher, and Theodore Lettvinat the University of Michigan, where he earned the degrees of Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance.
Named Best Soloist for his performance of the José Rolon Concerto, he has appeared as soloist with most of the orchestras in Mexico and also in the United States, Germany, and England with such conductors as Jacob Chi, James De Priest, Enrique García Asencio, Gustav Meier, Stefano Mazzoleni, Marco Parisotto, Francisco Rettig, James Sedares, Rico Saccani, Jorge Mester, Matthew Savery, Jules van Hessen, Herrera de la Fuente, Enrique Batiz, Dominique Rouits, Francisco Savín, James Demster, Enrique Diemecke, Jesús Medina, Israel Yinon and Christopher Zimmerman, among others.
Some of the groups he has collaborated with are the American String Quartet, the YingString Quartet, the Penderecki String Quartet, the Latin American String Quartet, and the Woodwind Quintet of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Dr. Garcia Torres has given concerts and Master Classes in Europe, China, India, Africa, the United States, and Mexico and has been invited as adjudicator at many national and international competitions. In addition to his position as Professor of Piano at the Superior School of Music of the National Institute of Fine Arts, among the artistic administrative positions he has held in Mexico have been director of the Superior School of Music, Head of Music and Opera at the National Institute of Fine Arts, and general director of the National System for Musical Development of the National Council for Culture and the Arts.
Fernando García Torres has been a regular guest of the most important music festivals in Mexico and maintains a busy schedule of solo appearances with orchestra both in Mexico and abroad, acclaimed for his brilliant technique, musicality, and sensitivity of style. He has performed a solo recital in the renowned Brahms-Saal of the Wiener Musikverein in Vienna and was awarded the Mozart Medal for Outstanding Musical Achievement in the category of Performer by the Austrian Embassy in Mexico City and the Mozart Association.