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He’s one of the most renowned violinists and pedagogues of his generation in Colombia and Latin-America, has developed his career as a concert violinist and chamber musician mainly in Bogotá, Moscow, Essen, Cologne, Düsserdole, Hagen and Wuppertal. He has been a member of the orchestras: Klassische Philharmonie Bonn, Neue Philharmonie Köln, Wuppertal Sinfonie Orchester, Hagen Philharmonie Orchester, Colombia National Symphonic and Bogotá Philharmonic.

Since March 2007 performs a teaching process in Bogotá, starting at Corpas University. His youngest students have been awarded with various national and international distinctions and nowadays are graduate students in the United States.

He’s currently a violin, orchestral training and chamber music professor at Los Andes University and at the Conservatory of Music from National University of Colombia.

In 1990 he’s given a scholarship by the Russian government to course undergraduate studies at the specialized academy of Moscow’s Conservatory of Music, studying with Ludmila Slavianova, a pupil of famous pedagogue Yuri Yankelievich.

Afterwards, he carried out studies in Germany with Peter Rosenberg (Musik-Hochschule Köln) at Aachen, Nana Jaschvili (Essen Universität der Künste) and Jurai Cismarovich (Concertmaster from the Cologne Radio Orchestra).

Leonardo Federico is a founder of various ensembles, such as Acordanza Streich-Ensemble in Germany, Camerata Acordanza in Colombia, Metropolitan Ensemble of Bogotá and ‘Pequeña Banda Barroca’ (Baroque music).

Musical life

Since September 2013 he’s the artistic and musical director of the Youth Chamber Philharmonic of Bogotá, a unique orchestra in its genre in Colombia, conformed by 20 carefully selected young musicians, advanced students or graduated musicians from various colleges around the country and abroad. With the orchestra he has performed more than 300 concerts over the first three years of its existence. 

On April 2015 he’s invited to be a part of the World Orchestra 24.04 in Yerevan – Armenia, commemorating the genocide of the Armenian people.

Has collaborated with well-known artists such as Leo Brouwer, Mistislav Rostropovich, Nigel Kennedy, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano, and Parisii Quartet.

His interest for contemporary music and his work with living composers, has taken him to work along with creators: Dorothea Hoffmann, Uwe künstler, Georg Baumann, Natasha Rankovsky, Amparo Angel, Jorge Pinzón, Mauricio Nasi Lignarolo, Rodolfo Acosta, Jeff Manookian, Francisco Zumaqué, Moisés Bertrán and Krzysztof Penderecki.

He plays a violin inspired on Guarnieruis del Gesu, built in 2013 by José Luis España, distinguished luthier from Nariño – Colombia.