Fred Hammond, born in Venezuela, is currently teaching piano at the Young Pianists Program of the Indiana University and IUPUI Music Academy. He has played in Spain, France, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and the United States. Together with his wife Marina Beretta-Hammond, the Hammonds made their debut as a duo in 1991 at the V Latin-American Music Festival in Caracas, Venezuela. The Hammonds have played at the IX Contemporary Music Festival in Alicante, Spain and in the Chamber Music series at the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid. They have toured Argentina repeatedly, playing in Buenos Aires, Rosario, Cordoba and Concepcion. The Duo has given many performances as recitalists and with orchestra in the United States, Venezuela, Spain and Argentina.