First invitation to the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: 15 February 2016
(Production of the Grand Théâtre de Genève)
After studying piano in Argentina, Leonardo García Alarcón moved to Europe in 1997 and entered the Geneva Conservatory in the class of harpsichordist Christiane Jaccottet. Argentinian by origin and holder of both Swiss and Argentinean nationality, he is in demand by the greatest musical and lyrical institutions, from the Paris Opera to the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid and the Grand-Théâtre de Genève, the city where he made his debut.
Ten years ago, he created the Cappella Mediterranea ensemble, a responsibility that he quickly combined with that of the Millenium Orchestra, which he also founded to accompany the Namur Chamber Choir, of which he took over the direction in 2010, one of the best baroque choral groups today. In December 2019 he conducted Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Indes galantes at the Grand Théâtre de Genève with the Cappella Mediterranea.His discography is unanimously acclaimed by critics. He has won numerous prizes. Leonardo García Alarcón has been promoted Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture.