Luis Fernando Quintero, aka “El Ingeniero” (the engineer), is the son of a medical doctor and a psychologist, Rubén and Lulula. Living in Caracas, Lulula and Ruben loved to read, and Luis had access to all his parent's books (with pictures and diagrams!). When it came to music, the Quintero’s household didn’t discriminate. From an early age, “El Ingeniero” was exposed to different Hispanic/ Latin music genres. Lulula liked and sang popular Latin music such as guarachas and romantic ballads. Ruben was fond of classical Hispanic music. Perhaps this exposure to all types of Latin genres prepared young Luis for what was to lie ahead.
At or about nine years old, Luis started playing drums and minor percussion for “Gaita” groups (a western Venezuela genre) in his beloved Colegio Humboldt and later with professional bands. He was also encouraged by his mom and siblings to sing Venezuelan folk songs in all family gatherings. There’s much to say here, but we’ll skip it for now and return to the story when started working as an Engineer, first in the Far East and then worldwide. Luis, a polyglot, has, in fact, traveled to countless countries where he has sung all types of Latin genres: from tango, merengue, salsa to the bolero. El Ingeniero has been a soloist for the Intevep Choir in Venezuela (directed by Raúl Delgado Estévez, together with El Cuarteto); Synthesis in Philadelphia, with the exceptional guitarist Lázaro Herrera. He has also sung with Dislocados (Ilya Yeresko) in Ukraine; Los Morenitos (Toni Musianto) and Primavera (Darbeni Susilo) in Indonesia; Fuego Latino (Willman Smith) in Singapore; Sin Fronteras (Roberto Morales) in Moscow, Mary’s Band (Mary Frómeta) in Houston, etc.
So get ready now, because El Ingeniero is putting all his engineer-multilanguage-worldwide expertise to hit the ground running in his career as a composer and soloist with an original, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always entertaining and catchy project of extraordinary quality.