Mr. Wisdom Tang and Alejandro Leonis are both students of Ubaldo Diaz-Acosta
Born in Alicante, Spain, in 1975, he began his musical studies at the Conservatorio Oscar Esplà in his hometown. He subsequently moved to New York and earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts Degrees from Hunter College of the city University of New York as a student of Professor Ubaldo Diaz- Acosta. Through his teacher and mentor, Professor Diaz-Acosta, Alejandro Picó- Leonís received the Piano legacy of the legendary pianists Alicia De Larrocha, and Claudio Arrau.
Mr. Pico-Leonis was awarded the Hunter College departmental prize, and was on two occasions a winner at the Hunter College concert competition in 2001. He won the Artist international New York debut award, and thus making his New York debut and Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on the following year.
In Vienna, history with Professor Norman Shetler. He has also participated in master classes by Professor Graham Johnson, and professor Karl-Urlich Schnabel.
Alejandro Picó-Leonis has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician on important international stages, such as Carnegie Hall, and Merkin Hall in New York, Gasteig in Munich, the Carinthia summer festival in Austria, the Fundacion march in Madrid and many more.
Since 2008, he resides in Vienna, Austria, where he has been invited at concert venues, such as the Beethoven Festival Vienna as Artist-in-residence the Beethoven Tage Wein, and many more. In 2020, he played Beethoven’s piano Concerto No. 4 with the Ruhr University orchestra Bochum and many more repertoire.
Alejandro Picó-Leonis has given master classes in Spanish art song at the University of Vienna and lied at the ESMAE in Porto. He has been a lecture/collaborative pianist at the Wiener Meisterkurse and the European music institute Vienna in Austria. He has recorded chamber and solo CDs for Oehms Classics , Odradek Records, and Rondeau productions. His recording with piano works by Mozart and Beethoven received the supersonic award from the classical music magazine PIZZICATO (Luxembourg). Last year, he received in New York, 2022, the Albeniz Institute award for his artistic career and his interpretation of Spanish music.
Alejandro Picó-Leonis worked for almost 15 years as Director of music organist and choir Director at several parishes in the tri-state area.