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 Soulahti 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. As a music scholar he has presented his research in international music conferences in Greece and South Korea.
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. He has participated in Master Classes of renown pianists such as Sergei Arzumanov, Sara Davis Buechner, Zenon Fishbein, Lev Vlasenko as well as Valery Kastelsky at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and Leonid Brumberg at the Conservatory of Vienna.
José García-León was born in Seville, Spain. After graduating with highest honors from the Conservatorio Superior 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.