Fortino Ibarra

Pianist

Born in Mexico in 1990, Fortino studied with the distinguished teacher Arnoldo Paredes Cuesta and his studies included, besides piano, solfège, musical theory and harmony.

He gave his first solo recital in 2007 and aside from Classical music he has a special interest in Jazz and in 2009 won the Fine Arts Award – Jazz Piano from the recognized institute Interlochen Center for the Arts, in Michigan, US.

Fortino has performed in Mexico’s most important halls and festivals, both Classical and Jazz, as well as in the United States and Germany, with artists such as Elena Durán, Louise Phelan and Roberto Aymes.

As a repetiteur, he has worked in many operas including Così fan Tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, La Finta Semplice, La Bohème, Gianni Schicchi, La Fanciulla del West, Turandot, Hänsel und Gretel, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Il Viaggio a Reims, L’Elisir d’Amore, I Puritani, Porgy and Bess, Carmen and Les Noces.

He is currently a beneficiary of the fourth generation of the Opera Studio of Bellas Artes, in Mexico City.