|Birth name||Mario Fernando Lima|
May 7, 1975 |
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Life and career
Fernando Lima was born in Buenos Aires, and at the age of 10 moved to Madrid, Spain. He completed a degree in voice and saxophone at San Lorenzo del Escorial, in Madrid where he received the "Paloma O'Shea" scholarship to participate in a Reina Sofia graduate program. When Lima was 21 he moved to London, England to continue his doctorate studies in Baroque and Renaissance music and opera at Trinity College of Music; he also joined the Monteverdi Choir. In 2007 he signed to EMI Classics / EMI Latin.
Lima lived in México for almost 11 years, where he worked with several artists touring in Mexico and also performing in Canada, United States, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Belize, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Germany, the Netherlands and Austria. His debut album was released on February 5, 2008. He was featured on Sarah Brightman's song "Pasión", which became the theme song for the Mexican telenovela of the same name. The song is a duet with English soprano crossover singer Sarah Brightman, with whom he also recorded a second duet, "Ave Maria".
He is currently based in Hamilton Ontario, Canada, where is preparing his second album.
- Pasión (2008)
- Fernando Lima at Billboard.com