Fernando Lodeiro is a 3x Grammy award-winning engineer, mixer, and producer based between L.A. and New York City.
From his earliest days growing up in Caracas, Venezuela, Fernando was always drawn to music. At the age of 13, he got his first guitar. By age 15 he was playing bars around the city, sometimes with musicians twice his age. At 16, Fernando graduated from high school and moved to Mexico City to study in the “Academia de Música Fermatta”. After his first semester, he auditioned for the Berklee College of Music World Scholarship Tour and received a scholarship, however, even with the scholarship college was still too expensive. In his second year, Fernando was awarded a full scholarship from SGAE (Sociedad de Autores y Compositores) to continue his studies in Fermatta. That same year, Fernando auditioned for the Berklee College of Music World Scholarship Tour again and was awarded a bigger scholarship along with the Berklee International Network Augmentation Scholarship. He was also awarded a scholarship from a private organization that finally allowed him to attend Berklee College of Music where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in Music Production and Engineering in August of 2007.
In October 2007, Fernando moved to New York City and was offered a position as a runner at Avatar Studios (now back to its original name “Power Station”). His talent, work ethic, and love for music and his craft were quickly noticed and within 6 months he was hired as an assistant engineer. In this role, he had the opportunity to work with many of the best engineers, producers, and artists in the industry. After 5 years, Fernando left Avatar, in 2012, and went out on his own.
Throughout his career he’s had the honor and pleasure of recording and mixing many talented artists including Paul McCartney, Esperanza Spalding, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Lauryn Hill, Vampire Weekend, Bryan Adams, Kenny Garrett, Prince, James Taylor, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, and Björk among others. He has also worked on the XLVIII Super Bowl halftime show, Broadway Musicals, and film scores.
Currently, Fernando spends most of his time recording, mixing, and producing bands in New York and LA.