Jorge Felix Leyva Garcia

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The Cuban conductor Jorge Felix Leyva García started his career as an opera singer. In year 2005 he joined the Conservatory of Music named after Amadeo Roldán, which is a part of the National Lyric Theater of Cuba. After four years of studies he continued as a soloist of the Lyric Theater performing a large number of roles in operas, operettas and zarzuelas. He also has sung as a soloist at all the the main concert halls of Cuba, participating in concerts, festivals, contests.

His first professional experience as a conductor was in 2015, on which occasion he conducted a work for a Symphonic Band and three trumpets "Bugler's Holiday" by Leroy Anderson, with the youth orchestra of the conservatory Paulita Concepción and the international soloists Davide Simoncini (Italy), Julie Desborder (USA) and Igor Corcuera (Cuba). In 2016 he took part in a workshop for Bel Canto, taught by maestros Mayda Prado and Wayne Rivera in Cuernavaca, Mexico. In same year he was offered a series of concerts in various Italian cities (Milano, Cremona, Mantova, Firenze, Poggibonsi, Calenzano, Montecatini, Rome, etc.). In 2019 he conducted the opera "Tinima" by Italian conposer Adriano Galliussi at the Festival of Contemporary Music of Havana. In spring 2020 he will conduct Bizet's opera Djamileh at the Cuban National Opera.

In addition to his career as a singer and conductor Jorge Felix Garcia served as an accompanying pianist, composer, arranger and began to participated in Orchestral Conducting classes with the prestigious Cuban Maestro Jorge López Marín.

Along with his artistic career he enrolles in 2004 at the prestigious International School of Italian Language Dante Alighieri in Habana, graduating in 2012 with the highest notes; In 2014 he served for one year as an Italian teacher in the Teaching Unit of the National Lyric Theater of Cuba.

Since 2016 he is the artistic director of the Orchestra sinfonica dal Conservatorio di música Amadeo Roldán Elena Herrera in Havana


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