Pianist Freddie Leon (nee Alfredo Leon, Jr.) was born in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, in December of 1953. In the mid 1970s moved to Miami, Florida where he attended undergraduate music studies at Miami Dade Community College and later at Florida International University. In the mid 1980s moved to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area attending graduated studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. For the past 25 years Mr. Leon has been working as a professional musician performing, conducting, composing, recording, and arranging for a wide variety of musical ensembles; as well as tutoring and teaching for several public and private music institutes. Mr. Leon is the co-author of a new and revolutionary piano method for small children soon to be published by Warner Brothers. As a solo pianist Mr. Leon's style and delicate pianistic touch has been praised by many of his colleagues, collaborators and friends including Miami Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Federico Britos Ruiz, concert pianist and professor Phyllis Sdoia-Satz, director of the prestigious music academy Sdoia-Satz Music Institute, and by the world renowned master pianist Richard Clayderman. Throughout the years Mr. Leon has performed at several important sites including many hotels, restaurants, and country clubs primarily in the south Florida area. Among them, at the Breaker Hotel of Palm Beach, the West Palm Beach Ritz Carlton Hotel, the Green Street Lounge in the Coral Gables' Holiday Inn, the Sheraton Bal Harbor Hotel, the Coral Gables' Biltmore Lounge and Patio, Charade Restaurant, Miami Beach's Gertrude Café, Doral Country Club and many others. Mr. Leon has just recently returned to Miami after having successfully performed for two and a half years at the very elegant and exclusive 'Ventanas al Paraiso', a magnificent Rosewood Hotel & Resort facility, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. While working in Mexico, Mr. Leon completed his latest recording entitled 'Moments'.
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