Honduran Fernando Martínez Triumphs In Competition In Europe


The oboist Fernando Martínez raised the name of Hondur as by becoming one of the winners of the second place of the chamber music contest: Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition, which was held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Martínez, originally from Tegucigalpa, along with his Pacific Quintet teammates, won behind Ensamble Ouranus, who won first place in the wind quintet category.


The catracho and his colleagues Haeree Yoo, Kenichi Furuya, Aliya Vodovozova and Liana Lessman conquered the jury with each of the pieces they played during the three rounds. The young people received 10,000 euros as a prize. “Having won the second place in this important contest is an incredible feeling, because we try hard. It's a dream come true, ”Martínez told Diario LA PRENSA.

Several years ago, Fernando obtained a scholarship to study classical music with specialization in oboe at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Higher School of Music and Theater, in Leipzig, Germany.

Currently studying a master's degree in that same institution. The talented Honduran flutist Jorge Rodríguez also participated in the competition, with the quintet Barialro Quintet.