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:
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".
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The "International Flute Academy" is a summer master class for flute founded in Colombia. The Flute Academy has generated a considerable international response.
Hernando Leal-Gómez organize this academy and he is its pedagogical and artistic director as well as flute lecturer.
As part of this academy, he is in contact with well-known flutists and lecturers.
The academy has invited the following flutists:
Peter-Lukas Graf, Henrik Wiese, Vincent Lucas, Sarah Louvion, Samuel Coles, Michael Kofler and János Bálint.
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. Several former students of this Academy are already enrolled at various music colleges in Europe and Latin America.
International Flute Days
The "International Flute Days" is a summer master class and was founded on the initiative of Hernando Leal-Gómez who is its pedagogical and artistic director. Prof. Henrik Wiese is his musical partner and participate as well as a flute lecturer in the masterclass.
This International Flute meeting in Spain is an unconventional master class, focusing on the chamber music and flute ensembles, the preparation of orchestral excerpts as well as the stylistic and historical study of important flute compositions.
The participants work stylistically and technically and play on different flutes (from bassflute to piccolo), from baroque to modern music. Interactive seminars, lectures and concerts complete this educational offer.
I have known Hernando Leal for many years as a very virtuoso and elegant flutist.
He is highly familiar on the modern flute with the traditional solo and chamber music flute repertoire.
But equally he is competent and as a musician convincing in the presentation of the music of contemporary composers. Amazingly, he is also a flutist who can play the baroque and classical repertoire on the flutes of the 18th century stylistically appropriate and with excellent tone and intonation.
This combination is very rare. At the same time, Hernando Leal is a capable and enterprising educator. His annual Academy of Flute in Colombia is very popular and speaks their own language in terms of energy, imagination and versatility.
I can absolutely and unreservedly recommend Mr. Leal in every aspect as a particularly wide-ranging flutists, artists and pedagogue.
former solo flutist of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Professor of baroque flute at the "Musikhochschule Frankfurt"
Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences
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.
Swiss Flute Studio
The Swiss Flute Studio is a new space dedicated to the flute world where students and professionals will be able to discover new musical perspectives.
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Several master classes for flute, piccolo and baroque flute as well as music seminars at many music academies, music colleges, coservatories and universities such as:
Conservatory of Music in Sevilla (Spain)
Autónoma University (Mexico)
National Music Conservatory (Mexico)
Spanish flute Association in Barcelona and Sevilla
University of Arts (Cartagena)
Central University (Colombia)
National Music Conservatory (Ecuador)
The New Flute Generation (Switzerland)
International Flute Festivals (Peru and Ecuador)
National University (Colombia)
Other Educational Activities
Musical preparation of students for admission exams at colleges, universities and conservatories.
Swiss Flute Studio (visit the page on the webseite)