Leo de María

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Nationality Spain

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Born in Madrid in 1995, he started his musical training at the age of 11. He studied at the Music and Scenic Arts Faculty at the Alfonso X El Sabio University of Madrid under the leadership of Professor Leonel Morales. Now is studying at Mozarteum University in Salzburg with Professor Pavel Gililov.

He has recently obtained the First Prize at the Unisa International Music Competition in Pretoria(2024), Second Prize at the Concours international de Piano Épinal (2023), Second Prize in the International Piano Competition Johann Nepomuk Hummel of Bratislava in Slovakia (2021), Second Prize in the International Piano Competition Santa Cecilia of Porto in Portugal (2021), Second Prize in the International Piano Competition Russian Music of San Remo in Italy, Third Prize in the International Piano Competition Ettore Pozzoli of Seregno in Italy (2023) and the Prize Rosa Sabater in the International Piano Competition of Jaen in Spain.

In 2020, made his debut at the Nezahualcóyotl Concert Hall in Mexico City with the Eduardo Mata Youth University Orchestra (OJUEM), performing the Concerto no. 3 by Sergei Prokofiev with his artistic director Gustavo Rivero Weber. Also, he was awarded the Second Prize in the International Valsesia Music Competition of Italy.

In 2019, he made an extensive tour around China with a total of 12 concerts on the main stages of the Asian country, starting in the city of Chong Qing and ending in Beijing, at the Tianquiao Performing Arts Center

Leo de María has more than 30 National and International awards. Highlights include the National Award “Cultura Viva” 2018 to the Artistic Revelation and the First Prizes in the International Piano Competitions Ciudade de Ferrol(November, 2017. Spain), MozARTè (September, 2016. Germany), and Grand Prix of Lyon (June, 2016. France).

“Strength”, “Plays as a master”, “Ruling and Conqueror” are some of the superlatives used by different critics of all around the world to describe him.