In just a few short years, Argentine conductor, harpsichordist and composer Leonardo García Alarcón has become a leading figure in the world’s top music and opera institutions, from the Opéra de Paris to the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and Geneva’s Grand Théâtre.
As a conductor and harpsichordist, he is regularly invited to perform in festivals and concert halls all over the world. In November 2018, he conducted a production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo directed by Sasha Waltz at the Berlin Staatsoper. He is a regular guest of Les Violons du Roy in Canada, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Gulbenkian Orchestra. After triumphantly directing Les Indes Galantes at the Opéra Bastille, he was named best conductor in Forum Opéra’s 2019 awards.
He divides his time between France, Belgium, his native South America and Switzerland. Transmitting knowledge is one of his top priorities, and he has taught Maestro al Cembalo at Geneva’s Haute école de musique since 2002.
In 2020, Leonardo García Alarcón became director of La Cité Bleue, a 300-seat concert hall in Geneva that is currently being renovated. It is due to open in 2024, but its programming already launched in 2023 with an initial season off-site.
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