Concert pianist/composer Leonardo Le San has a wide range of
performance experience throughout the music world. Leonardo has been invited to perform solo piano in South America for the fall of 2006 sponsored by Export Corporations. On May 2005 after the artist had just finished his University studies, he was called to give a piano Performance at the Delaware Theater as the opening act for acclaimed violinist and Grammy Nominated Artist, Regina Carter. During the Christie awards the executive directors of such important event distinguished Leonardo as the “the future of the arts,” before a
very enthusiastic audience.
During Leonardo’s 2005 piano recitals the artist was discovered by Chopin authority, concert pianist, composer and theorist, Dr. Orlando Otey. Dr. Otey selected Leonardo as the pianist with the right “flair” to take on the Chopin heritage. Leonardo has tremendous passion for recording and performing. He has had experiences collaborating in work-shops taught by SONY-CLASSICAL producer and 2000 GRAMMY®
Winner Andreas Mayer. Leonardo recorded works by Bach, Debussy and Prokofiev as final projects for Mr. Mayer’s pupils.
Leonardo has also written two works for strings, flute and piano, one orchestral piece for Soprano and Orchestra, some of his piano works are titled Noctazia, Conversation, Incomprehensible, and Nocturne in E minor. He has also written two compositions featuring Alto Saxophone accompanied by a large Jazz ensemble. Leonardo has also performed in collaboration with an accompanist, the great first
movement of the Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3, works by Beethoven and Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz.
The artist has also recorded two works with an ensemble as vocalist and composer with the legendary Producer Louis Garcia whom has more than a thousand productions accomplished for
Sony, BMG and other record labels. These two works were given air-play in different radio
stations in the US, and Leonardo had the opportunity to perform on TV Channel 6 (ABC) in a 1999 broadcast.
The artist is currently dedicated to the production of the Chopin Complete Collection of works in partnership with the record company
Ionian Productions, inc. and Maestro Otey. He resides in Philadelphia with
his wife, upcoming artist Caroline Letham Santa, graduate student at
the University of Pennsylvania.
To hear samples of Leonardo Le San's latest
CD, "The Classic Romantic" click here.
To Ionian Productions