He completed an extensive music education at the following institutions:

Zurich University of the Arts (Switzerland)
Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (Germany)
Lucerne University of Music (Switzerland)
Chigiana Music Accademy of Siena (Italy)
International Music Academy of Hammelburg (Germany)
International Music Academy of Nice (France)
International Handel Academy (Germany)
International Auer Academy (Hungary)
Lucerne Festival (Switzerland) 

He studied under the guidance of the following mentors:

Prof. Karl Kaiser (Freiburg Baroque Orchestra)
Prof. Michael Schneider (Camerata Cologne – La Stagione Frankfurt)
Prof. Thaddeus Watson (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Prof. Matthias Ziegler (Collegium Novum Zurich)
Prof. Janek Rosset (Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich)
Prof. Anna-Katharina Graf (Les Joueurs de Flute)

Prof. Peter-Lukas Graf (Basel)

Sir James Galway (Lucerne)

He attended master classes with:

Aurèle Nicolet

William Bennett

Barthold Kuijken

Emmanuel Pahud

Patrick Gallois

Philippe Bernold

Rachel Brown

Maxence Larrieu

Felix Renggli

Jeanne Baxtresser

Janos Balint

Michel Debost

Roberto Fabricciani


Prize winner at several traditional music contests

Special Prize at the Mazda Young Musician Competition

Semifinalist at the polish International Flute Competition in Krakow

Carolina Oramas Scholarship Prize

Frankfurt Bach Foundation Scholarship Prize

Illustrious Citizen of the town of Villa de Leyva


​"Hernando Leal-Gómez is a versatile and highly innovative international musician whose extensive repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the Contemporary music".

"His musical work focuses on the interpretation of the Baroque, Classical and Modern music flute repertoire on more than 10 types of historical and modern flutes".



Hernando Leal - Gómez 



​Flutist - Pedagogue

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       from Baroque to Modern


​Hernando Leal-Gómez is a versatile and very innovative musician whose extensive repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the Contemporary music.


His musical repertoire focuses on the interpretation of the Baroque, Classical and Modern music on more than 10 types of historical and modern flutes.

Appearances as a soloist and chamber musician as well as performances in major music centers has taken him to many countries in Europa, Asia, North and South America.


He has been invited to several flute festivals as in Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and "The National Flute Association" in the USA.




Several performances of music by contemporary composers such as Salvatore Sciarrino, Heinz Holliger, Louis Andriessen, Toshio Hosokawa, Klaus Huber, Robert Dick, Isang Yun, Jürg Wyttenbach, Rudolf Kelterborn, Toru Takemitsu, Kazuo Fukushima, and Blas E. Atehortua complement his musical activity.


I met Hernando Leal as part of a flute festival in Villa de Leyva / Colombia in September 2017.
During this festival, which has been organized very successfully by Mr. Leal for 10 years, we played together a recital for 2 flutes and piano in a sold-out concert hall.

In our week together, I did not only get to know him as an excellent, very versatile flutist, who, in addition to the standard flute repertoire, knows and plays very well modern and - on historical instruments - baroque music.


Since he also has a great organizational talent and is very sympathetic to people, I can recommend him very well.


Michael Martin Kofler


Professor at the University Mozarteum Salzburg

Solo flutist of the Munich Philharmonic


I have heard Mr. Leal-Gómez play over the years, during the time he has been living in Lucerne. I had the good fortune to be in Lucerne when he played a recital and I was very impressed with his musicianship and splendid technique. He is a very gifted musician with a strong natural talent. It is my pleasure to recommend him to you and hope you will enjoy his playing as much as I do.




Sir James Galway​​

Hernando Leal-Gómez is nowadays an accomplished instrumentalist of high international level, experienced with all kinds of Böhm-flutes and traverso.


​He is also an all-round musician, familiar with baroque style and contemporary music as well. In addition,  the very successful conception and realization of his master classes are a result of both his talent as an organizer and as an excellent teacher.

Peter-Lukas Graf

I had the opportunity to meet Hernando Leal in Colombia, 5 years ago.


Beyond the musical and flautistic meeting, I discovered a true personality, generosity and flute talent.

Hernando perfectly masters the baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire and it is quite impressive to see the different seminars and master classes that he leads.

I can only wish to Hernando the recognition of his talent and the continuity of his great musical courses.


Very respectfully

Vincent Lucas

1st solo flute at the Orchester de Paris

Professor - Assistant at Conservatoire National Supérieu de Paris




Educational activity



International Flute Academy

The "International Flute Academy" was founded in Colombia 10 years ago and has generated a considerable international response.

The academy includes flute lessons, preparation for auditions, concerts and seminars from the Baroque to the Modern music. It also supports particularly gifted students with prizes.



International Flute Days

The "International Flute Days" were founded in 2016.

This International Flute meeting is an unconventional Masterclass in Spain, focusing on the chamber music, flute ensembles, the preparation of orchestral excerpts as well as the stylistic and historical study of important compositions for the flute.



Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences Switzerland

Hernando Leal-Gomez is a lecturer for the specialist areas of modern transverse flute and historically informed performance practice (baroque and classical flutes) at the Swiss Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences.



Master Classes for Flute and Music Seminars 

Several master classes for flute, piccolo and baroque flutes as well as music seminars at music academies, music colleges, coservatories and universities.




Master Classes


Individual Lessons


Study of the flute repertoire in individual lessons.

Group Classes


Study of the flute repertoire in group classes and ensembles.



Interactive seminars on the interpretation of baroque, classical and contemporary works for flute.

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                     Audio track:

Franz Benda Flute Concerto in e minor

   Traversflute: Hernado Leal-Gómez


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