Fernando Landeros began his training as a solo pianist at the age of four, and completed his Bachelor of Music at The Juilliard School, studying with Yoheved Kaplinsky.
In 2005, he was awarded a year-long artist residency grant from the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. During that time, he began his work as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach working with professional singers, most notably Bellas Artes star soprano Conchita Julian. This grant also funded his first full-length recording. This was the first disc recorded at the state-of-the-art studio at SUNY Oneonta. The following year, he was awarded another grant from Mexico’s National Arts Council (Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes), which funded a year-long research and performance project on the history of the piano sonata, from F.J. Haydn to contemporary Mexican composer Federico Ibarra.
Fernando’s work with singers inspired him to pursue a Master’s degree in chamber music and art song performance at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria. There he coached and collaborated with university- level singers, all of whom now have professional careers.
In 2009, Fernando opened his studio in Tijuana, working with professional singers from northern Mexico, most extensively with Cesar Sanchez, who recently debuted as Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Staatstheater Kassel, Germany.
Since 2011, he has worked as a vocal coach/rehearsal pianist for the summer season of the Tijuana Opera. In this role, he is responsible for coaching soloists and choruses for performances of full operas as well as scenes and recitals. While maintaining his professional studio in Mexico during the summers, he further advanced his expertise in vocal coaching and collaborative piano with a Doctorate of Musical Arts in collaborative piano at University of Miami. There he studied with renowned pianist Paul Posnak, who has collaborated with Luciano Pavarotti, Jennie Tourel and the Emerson String Quartet, among many others. He also studied with esteemed vocal coach Ross Barentyne- Truluck, whose coaching and collaboration credits include work with Martina Arroyo, Giuseppe di Stefano and Placido Domingo. At UM, he worked with more than a dozen university-level singers, as coach and collaborator, as well as studied and practiced college level piano pedagogy.
Outside of school Fernando has continued a long-standing collaboration with instrumentalists such as Jason Calloway, cellist of the established Amernet Quartet. He has experimented with new forms of collaboration working with the Rosie Herrera Dance Theater. Herrera incorporates live classical performance and opera singing into contemporary dance theater. He has coached singers and performed in her most recent work, Dining Alone, in the Miami premiere at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the New York premiere at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.
His Doctoral Essay investigated the five art songs of Spanish composer Joaquin Turina set to the poetry of Gustavo Adolfo Becquer. He is interested in continuing to research and perform Turina’s vocal work, including his infrequently produced stage works.