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".

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​Hernando Leal-Gómez is a versatile and very innovative musician. His musical work focuses in the fields of historically informed performance practice and the contemporary music on different 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, Italy, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.





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.

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