María de León

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María de León was born on August 21, 2000. She began her musical studies at the La Bañeza Municipal Music School with teacher Mayte Esteban, and a few years later she continued at the «Ángel Barja» Professional Conservatory of Music in Astorga with Professor Sergio García, ending in 2017 with an Extraordinary Prize and top honors.

In 2016, she continued her studies with the great soloist Asier Polo and teachers María Casado and Iván Siso, being under their tutelage for 4 years.

She has received Masterclasses from important international professors such as: Pablo Ferrández, Aldo Mata, Judith Ermert, Lluís Claret, Olsi Leka, Miguel Jiménez, Sergi Boadella, Damián Martínez, José Enrique Bouché and Rafal Jezierski, among others.

She has offered recitals and concerts in venues such as the Medina Elvira de Atarfe Auditorium (Granada), the Cibeles Centrocentro Auditorium (Madrid), the «Yehudi Menuhin» Auditorium at the Alfonso X El Sabio University (Madrid), the José Iturbi Concert Hall (Valencia), the El Pósito de Sigüenza Auditorium (Guadalajara), the Cultural Center of La Bañeza (León), the León Auditorium, the Pozuelo de Alarcón School of Music Auditorium (Madrid), the Municipal Theater of La Bañeza (León), Shigeru Kawai Center (Madrid)…

«Emotion, strength, passion….» are adjectives used to describe her musicality and talent by professionals in the world of music. She is considered one of the most talented cellists nationwide.

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