Eduardo Leandro

leandroEduardo Leandro teaches percussion and directs the contemporary music ensemble at Stony Brook University in New York. Formerly, he taught at the Haute École de Musique de Genève and directed the percussion program at UMass Amherst. As a conductor, Leandro specializes in contemporary music, and has worked with Camerata Aberta, Brazil; Ensemble Namascae, France; Sequitur, and the orchestras at SUNY Stonybrook and Ithaca College. As percussionist, he has performed with the Steve Reich Ensemble, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Bang on a Can All-Stars, as well as with Ensemble Champ d’Action, Belgium, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Ensemble Contrechamps, Switzerland, under Pierre Boulez, Heinz Holliger, David Robertson, and others. He is part of the Percussion Duo Contexto, in residence at the Centre Internacional de Percussion, Geneva. He has been featured at the Suita Music Festival, Osaka; Ferienkurse fur Neue Muzik Darmstadt; Festspiel, Salzburg; Ars Musica, Brussels; Archipel, Geneva; Nits de Altea, Spain; Espinho Music Meeting, Portugal; Izmir Music Festival, Turkey; Athenaeum Concert Series, Helsinki, and Festival d’Automne, Paris. He won the New Music Contest in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the Eldorado Competition in São Paulo, Brazil.