Music has been a part of Fernando Davil’s life, quite literally, since he opened his eyes for the first time. The son of a trained classical pianist, Fernando’s childhood in Saltillo, Mexico was an eclectic musical education which included everything from Latin and Mexican boleros to classic American songbooks and jazz standards.
It’s no wonder then, that Fernando began performing, playing the piano, and singing as soon as he could speak, joining his father for weekend gigs soon after. By age 12, he was playing professionally.
Following a successful album and tour with the Saltillo-based rock group KGB in the early 90s, Fernando’s career took him to Monterrey, where he made a name for himself as a gifted young solo performer, earning the Pianist of the Year award from the Monterrey Musician’s Union.
After touring and performing nationally with Los 10 Pianos, Fernando was awarded the CONARTE scholarship, for which he was commissioned to compose his first jazz album and was invited to represent Mexico in Cuba’s Romerias Festival.
Fernando’s performances and discography speak volumes to his versatility as a musician. From earlier jazz albums, like the award-winning “Hispanoamerica,” to later Pop Latino records, like the well-received DIFERENTE, Fernando relentlessly pursues work that inspires and challenges him creatively.
In 2013, the next challenge began with a move to San Antonio inspiring his fifth album, aptly titled A New Beginning. As he delves into his first fully self-produced English language album, Fernando is busy doing what he does best – writing, producing, and performing music that inspires and celebrates life.