Heriberto was born in Havana, Cuba. He started playing the violin at the age of 8 with his father. He attended Barcelona Conservatoire obtaining the highest marks in the Secondary Education Level of Music where he was also offered the position of leader of the Conservatoire Concert Orchestra. During this time he won several national competitions in Catalonia playing solo violin and chamber music with his quartet “Turina Quartet”. He has been to International Music Courses including “Academia Internacional de Música del Solsonés” where he played and worked with prestigious teachers like Vartan Manoogian and Eugueni Grach, and has participated in several notable masterclasses with Corrado Bolsi and Ivry Gitlis.
Heriberto has given several recitals in Barcelona at various important venues such “La Casa Elizalde” and San Cugat’s “Victòria dels Àngels” hall. He has been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia performing regularly at the Auditorium of Barcelona.
In 2006 Heriberto boarded at Chetham’s School of Music where he studied with Benedict Holland, and with whom he continues to study in his undergraduate course at RNCM. During his time at RNCM Heriberto performs regularly in all the RNCM ensembles including the RNCM Symphony Orchestra and Concert Orchestra. He has played in various violin events including the Virtuoso Violin Weekend – Paganini Marathon.
Heriberto Fonseca was awarded the Cowen Prize for the highest mark at the RNCM first year end of year recital