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Classical: Piano solo Moods: Solo Instrumental Classical: Contemporary Folk: Modern Folk Moods: Mood: Fun

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United States - NY - New York City United States - New York

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Laura Leon

Laura Leon has received wide acclaim for her performances and recordings of a wide roster of American composers, including Peter Schickele, Eric Ewazen, Leo Kraft, Hugo Weisgall, Steven Rosenhaus, Norman Dello Joio, and Morton Gould.

Her performances include the Classical Recording Foundation's Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall Gala at which Mr. Schickele received its Composer of the Year Award presented by WNYC host John Schaefer--followed by a surprise 4-hand encore performance with the composer. She has collaborated with numerous artists including violinist Colin Jacobsen in honor of Morton Gould - with the composer in attendance- at Tilles Center, violinist Renee Jolles, soprano Emily Duncan-Brown and flutist Peter Arfsten.

Heifer international's Bee Day, the world premiere of Matilda Variations at the New York Austrlaian Consulate-General, and Peter Schickele's 75th Steinway Hall birthday concert, hosted by Robert Sherman, which she produced.

Laura has created and collaborated on multimedia works, including newly released "The Household Moose," with Peter Schickele speaking on film, about his autobiographical piano work alongside Laura's premiere recording and David Schickele's drawings originally from the printed score; Found in Nature, which appeared in New York and Prague, and PRO.JECT with music by Steven Rosenhaus, images by Barry Rosenthal and backdrop design by Sandro LeFerla. She was the music director for the Emmy award-winning documentary The Hidden Life, aired on PBS, featuring solo performances and collaborations with flutist Amy Ziegelbaum.

Laura's CD albums span a wide and unique range of repertoire--Morning Music: Piano Works by Peter Schickele and P.D.Q. Bach; Changing the Pace, transforming classical pieces into jazz and blues gems with a fantastic ensemble of some of the leading jazz and popular musicians today, including Grammy award-winning saxophonist Richie Cannata; Morning Music: Piano Works by Peter Schickele and P.D.Q. Bach and "Matilda Variations," based on Australia's beloved "Waltzing Matilda."

REVIEWS:

"...an even blend of fine technique, intelligence and passion." The New Music Connoisseur

"I found myself captivated by the sound of the piece with its rich chords and the performance of Ms. Leon." The Knight News

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