Dr. José García-León

"Enjoying Classical Music"
Thursday, February 28th at 3:00 p.m. in the Marvin K. Peterson Library


Concert pianist and University of New Haven faculty professor García-León will discuss ideas on how to listen to Classical music for enjoyment. In order to better understand this music, he will cover the basics of how it is organized and in which ways it reflects the social and/or the emotional context of the composers' lives. This lecture assumes no prior knowledge of music terms or history.

Biographical Information

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

José García-León has performed widely 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, and the Marienbad International Festival in the Czech Republic, as well as in Ireland, Thailand, Chile, France and throughout Spain. His recordings have been featured on national television and radio in Spain, the United States and Southeast Asia.