The Hotchkiss Concert Series is pleased to present pianist Leonel Morales in concert. Mr. Morales is a regular visitor to the Hotchkiss stage. The concert is free and open to all. Please visit our website for specific program information which will be available closer to the performance date.
Born in Cuba, Leonel Morales has lived in Spain since 1991, where he has been awarded many international prizes including First Prize in the Guerrero Foundation International Piano Competition in Madrid and the Second Prize at Jaen International Piano Competition. He graduated from the University of Havana where he studied under Frank Fernandez, a student of renowned Moscow Conservatory professor Victor Merzhanov, firmly establishing Mr. Morales in the Russian tradition of pianists. A professor of piano at the Conservatorio Superior de Castellón, Spain, Mr. Morales also teaches at Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio in Madrid and Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He has performed all over the world, including the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in New York City and toured with various orchestras, including the Spanish National Orchestra, Spanish Radio and TV Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic of Galicia, Symphonic Orchestra of Bilbao, the Symphonic Orchestra of Hamburg, Frankfurt-Oder Orchestra, RAI National Orchestra of Turin, among many others. While on tour with the Spanish National Orchestra, The Washington Post praised his “…extraordinary interpretation and power.”
Friday, January 19, 7 pm
Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
11 Interlaken Road