Jose Garcia-Leon to Play DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Jose Garcia-Leon will be in concert on Saturday, October 17 at 5:00 PM, as the tenth program of 5 @ 5 at DiMenna, a solo piano performance series curated by Mirian Conti, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan.

Garcia-Leon will perform music by Earl Wild, Poulenc, Debussy, Albeniz, Gershwin and Carlos Surinach.

Admission to the concert is $5.00. Tickets are available at For more information, call 516-586-3433 or visit For transportation information, including access from the new 7 line expansion to the west side, visit and

Pianist José García-León is a first prize winner of numerous national and international competitions, including the Artist International Competition of New York.

Dr. García-León has performed extensively as a solo recitalist, most notably at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in New York, the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, the Saint Petersburg Music Festival, the Suolahti Summer Festival in Finland, the Shandelee Showcase Series in New York, the Marienbad International Festival in the Czech Republic, and also in Croatia, Ireland, Thailand, Chile, France and throughout Spain. In addition, he has worked with conductors like Timothy Perry, Florin Totan from the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra and Constantine Orbelian with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra; and has made recordings for national television and radio programs in Spain, the United States and South East Asia. As a scholar he has presented research papers and lecture recitals at international conferences throughout the US, Greece, South Korea and Argentina.

José García-León was born in Seville, Spain. After graduating with highest honors from the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Sevilla, he moved to New York where he completed a Doctorate in Musical Arts at the Manhattan School of Music. His main teachers have been Nina Svetlanova and Sophia Rosoff. Currently, he is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at The Juilliard School.

5 @ 5 at DiMenna recital programs feature world-class international pianists exploring an array of solo piano works from the last 400 years. The final 2015 date and program is October 24 - Lisa Yu - Dussek, Franck, Debussy, Mussorgsky

5 @ 5 at DiMenna is a Fractured Atlas sponsored project.

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