Fernando Perez, flute
Fernando Perez is a junior at Borah High School in Boise, Idaho. He has played the flute for five years, and studies with Karlin Coolidge, former flute and piccolo with the Boise Philharmonic, and Nicole Molumby, flute professor at Boise State University.
Fernando's short career has brought him many honors. He started his solo playing by winning the junior division of the Meridian Symphony Young Artist Competition in 2016. Since then, he has won first place in the Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition and the Boise Tuesday Musicale Awards Auditions. He also placed first in the IMEA Idaho State Solo Competition in both his freshman and sophomore years. In addition to his solo playing, he has been selected to perform with the All-Northwest Band, the All-Star High School Honor Band, the Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Idaho All-State Band playing principal flute in both freshman and sophomore years.
He has spent his summer studying at Passion Flute, a nationally known workshop for high school and college flutists. He was also selected to play in masterclasses for renowned flutists such as Jeffrey Barker, Angeleita Floyd, Claudia Anderson, and Carol Wincenc. He regularly performs with his school band and the Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. When not playing music, he enjoys eating sushi with friends, playing tennis, and loving his dogs.