Education


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:

Aurèle Nicolet

William Bennett

Barthold Kuijken

Emmanuel Pahud

Patrick Gallois

Philippe Bernold

Rachel Brown

Maxence Larrieu

Felix Renggli

Jeanne Baxtresser

Janos Balint

Michel Debost

Roberto Fabricciani



 Awards


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

​"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".



INFO & CONTACT

swissflutestudio@gmail.com


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I met Hernando Leal as part of a flute festival in Villa de Leyva / Colombia.
During this festival, which has been organized very successfully by Mr. Leal, 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

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I have heard Mr. Leal-Gómez play over the years, during the time he has been living in Lucerne. I had the good fortune to be in Lucerne when he played a recital and I was very impressed with his musicianship and splendid technique. He is a very gifted musician with a strong natural talent. It is my pleasure to recommend him to you and hope you will enjoy his playing as much as I do.

 

​Sincerely,

 

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.

Peter-Lukas Graf

I had the opportunity to meet Hernando Leal in Colombia, 5 years ago.

 

Beyond the musical and flautistic meeting, I discovered a true personality, generosity and flute talent.

Hernando perfectly masters the baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire and it is quite impressive to see the different seminars and master classes that he leads.

I can only wish to Hernando the recognition of his talent and the continuity of his great musical courses.

 

Very respectfully

Vincent Lucas

1st solo flute at the Orchester de Paris

Professor - Assistant at Conservatoire National Supérieu de Paris

 

 

I have known Hernando Leal for many years as a very virtuoso and elegant flutist.
He is highly familiar on the modern flute with the traditional solo and chamber music flute repertoire.


But equally he is competent and as a musician convincing in the presentation of the music of contemporary composers. Amazingly, he is also a flutist who can play the baroque and classical repertoire on the flutes of the 18th century stylistically appropriate and with excellent tone and intonation.
This combination is very rare. At the same time, Hernando Leal is a capable and enterprising educator. His annual Academy of Flute is very popular and speaks their own language in terms of energy, imagination and versatility. 
I can absolutely and unreservedly recommend Mr. Leal in every aspect as a particularly wide-ranging flutists, artists and pedagogue. 


Karl Kaiser
former solo flutist of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Professor of baroque flute at the "Musikhochschule Frankfurt"

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