He completed an extensive music education at the following institutions:
Zurich University of the Arts (Switzerland)
Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (Germany)
Lucerne University of Music (Switzerland)
Chigiana Music Accademy of Siena (Italy)
International Music Academy of Hammelburg (Germany)
International Music Academy of Nice (France)
International Handel Academy (Germany)
International Auer Academy (Hungary)
Lucerne Festival (Switzerland)
He studied under the guidance of the following mentors:
Prof. Karl Kaiser (Freiburg Baroque Orchestra)
Prof. Michael Schneider (Camerata Cologne – La Stagione Frankfurt)
Prof. Thaddeus Watson (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Prof. Matthias Ziegler (Collegium Novum Zurich)
Prof. Janek Rosset (Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich)
Prof. Anna-Katharina Graf (Les Joueurs de Flute)
Prof. Peter-Lukas Graf (Basel)
Sir James Galway (Lucerne)
He attended master classes with:
Prize winner at several traditional music contests
Special Prize at the Mazda Young Musician Competition
Semifinalist at the polish International Flute Competition in Krakow
Carolina Oramas Scholarship Prize
Frankfurt Bach Foundation Scholarship Prize
Illustrious Citizen of the town of Villa de Leyva
"Hernando Leal-Gómez is a versatile and highly innovative international musician whose extensive repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the Contemporary music".
"His musical work focuses on the interpretation of the Baroque, Classical and Modern music flute repertoire on more than 10 types of historical and modern flutes".
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Hernando Leal-Gómez is a versatile and very innovative musician whose extensive repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the Contemporary music.
His musical repertoire focuses on the interpretation of the Baroque, Classical and Modern music on more than 10 types of historical and modern flutes.
Appearances as a soloist and chamber musician as well as performances in major music centers has taken him to many countries in Europa, Asia, North and South America.
He has been invited to several flute festivals as in Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and "The National Flute Association" in the USA.
Several performances of music by contemporary composers such as Salvatore Sciarrino, Heinz Holliger, Louis Andriessen, Toshio Hosokawa, Klaus Huber, Robert Dick, Isang Yun, Jürg Wyttenbach, Rudolf Kelterborn, Toru Takemitsu, Kazuo Fukushima, and Blas E. Atehortua complement his musical activity.
I met Hernando Leal as part of a flute festival in Villa de Leyva / Colombia in September 2017.
During this festival, which has been organized very successfully by Mr. Leal for 10 years, we played together a recital for 2 flutes and piano in a sold-out concert hall.
In our week together, I did not only get to know him as an excellent, very versatile flutist, who, in addition to the standard flute repertoire, knows and plays very well modern and - on historical instruments - baroque music.
Since he also has a great organizational talent and is very sympathetic to people, I can recommend him very well.
Michael Martin Kofler
Professor at the University Mozarteum Salzburg
Solo flutist of the Munich Philharmonic
Sir James Galway
Hernando Leal-Gómez is nowadays an accomplished instrumentalist of high international level, experienced with all kinds of Böhm-flutes and traverso.
He is also an all-round musician, familiar with baroque style and contemporary music as well. In addition, the very successful conception and realization of his master classes are a result of both his talent as an organizer and as an excellent teacher.
Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences Switzerland
Hernando Leal-Gomez is a lecturer for the specialist areas of modern transverse flute and historically informed performance practice (baroque and classical flutes) at the Swiss Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences.
Master Classes for Flute and Music Seminars
Franz Benda Flute Concerto in e minor
Traversflute: Hernado Leal-Gómez