A native of Venezuela, violinist and violist Leonor Falcon has a very diverse background in performing music of different genres. While in her home country, she was part of the acclaimed chamber music group Virtuosi de Caracas and was a member of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela, all the while honing her skills in jazz and improvised music. As a freelance musician she was very active in the local music scene performing with many pop, rock, and latin groups as well as doing recording session work.
She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from IUDEM (University of Music of Venezuela), studied under Virginie Robilliard at Mozarteum de Caracas and holds a Master’s of Music degree from the Conservatory of Geneva, Switzerland and a Master’s of Jazz performance degree from Queens College in New York City.
Leonor spends her time performing, teaching and recording around the city with different projects which include Latin American, Classical, Contemporary, and Jazz styles. Some collaborations and performances include Willie Colon’s band, Akua Dixon’s Indigo String Quartet, Sirius Quartet, Maelo and the Latinoexperimental Project, Arturo O’Farrill, Karl Berger Improvisers Orchestra, Mario Castro, John Ehlis Ensemble, Mimi Jones and the Black Madonna Project, Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra, and most recently with Juanma Trujillo at Antenna and Chama, new projects of jazz/avant garde music that released their albums in 2015 and 2016. Leonor released her debut album Imaga Mondo on 2017 under her own label FalconGumba Records.
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