Isaac Fernandez Hernandez

Isaac Fernandez Hernandez

Isaac Fernandez Hernandez was appointed section percussionist of the Southwest Florida Symphony in October 2014. He has an extensive free-lancer career performing with every professional orchestra in the state of Florida such as the Naples Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Opera, Orlando Philharmonic, The Florida Orchestra, Palm Beach Opera, etc... Isaac is a former student of Ted Akatz and studied at the Lynn Conservatory where he got his Performance Diploma. He received his Master of Music degree from Boston University where he studied with Tim Genis and completed his undergraduate studies at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Isaac is also an alumnus from the Interlochen Arts Academy where he originated his percussion studies after moving away from his home country, Costa Rica. In the past years, he has performed under various renowned conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, Krystof Penderecki, Donald Runnicles, Giancarlo Guerrero within others. He has attended major festivals all over the world ranging from the Pacific Music Festival in Japan (2 consecutive years) to Lyrique-en-Mer in France and the Penderecki Musik Akademie in Germany and Poland. In September 2015, Isaac made his Carnegie Hall debut as the principal timpanist of the International Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.

Isaac Fernandez Hernandez'S SETUP:

1.14" HiHats - K Constantinople (top), K Custom Session (bottom) *
2.Stack - 9" FX Oriental Trash Splash (bottom), 6" Splash (top) *
3.19" K Dark Thin Crashes
4.22" K Custom High Definition Ride
5.10" FX China Trash

6.15" FX Azuka Latin Multi-Crash *
7.16" K Dark Thin Crashes

* May be prototype