Utilizing folk elements and traditional techniques, Otero achieved an
original modern style that has been very well-received by audiences
throughout Europe, the United States and South America. Since 1981, he
has been working as composer, conductor and productor, becoming known
for his arrangements and musical direction for acclaimed artists,
recording more than 20 albums for several major labels.
He has performed in more than 30 countries, in stages like the Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Glenn Gould Studio (Toronto), Teatro de la Villa (Madrid), etc. He has written award-winnig music for the theater, ballet and feature films, with premieres in Japan, USA, Europe, Mexico and Argentina. He has written two Concerts for Bandoneรณn and Orchestra as well as orchestral pieces and has worked with several Symphonic Orchestras and chamber ensembles.
In 1990 he wrote and recorded his first CD, X-Tango, which display the essence of the "New Tango" form and intense personal emotion. As Dominique Denis described in an article for L'Express de Toronto:
"In X-Tango, composer-pianist Fernando Otero liberates the tango from the kind of rigid romanticism perpetuated in the Broadway-style productions that have become the main tango reference for so many people. Without betraying the fundamental passion of the tango, Otero pushes the boundaries of the idiom, both structural and orchestral. This allows him to convey the dichotomy at its very core – highly civilized yet somehow untamed. A courageous and mature work, X-Tango is for those who dare to follow the tango down new paths, in these post-Piazzolla years."
(Dominique Denis - L'Express de Toronto)
Sometime later he recorded the albums Revision, Solo and
in which the development of his own style appear. Recently he has
recorded in New York his new album Siderata, which includes music for
2 Bandoneons, Violin, Cello, Double bass, String Orchestra and Piano.
His CDs where published at Ediciones Pentagrama
143 Madison Avenue #302
New York, New York 10016