Leandro Cardoso is a Brazilian conductor currently based in Montreal, Canada, where he is pursuing his doctoral degree in orchestral conducting at McGill University under the tutelage of Maestro Alexis Hauser. In addition, he is the Beethoven Orchestra manager, and McGill Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor. He also acted as Co-Director of the Kansas University Orchestra and served as the assistant conductor at the University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra between 2019 and 2021. In the United States, he has also served as a cover conductor at the Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City.
He is the Athos Chamber Orchestra's founder and principal conductor, an ensemble dedicated to premiering contemporary works by Brazilian composers. The group held its first concert in April 2018 - Containers: Multidimensional Paths, with an acclaimed reception at the Palace of Arts in Belo Horizonte. Leandro also develops a solid work as an arranger, writing for everything from chamber groups to the symphony orchestra, having his arrangements played in more than twenty countries.
Leandro previously studied with renowned Brazilian conductor Marcos Arakaki and graduated in Trumpet Performance and Orchestral Conducting at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). He always sought to improve. He took workshops and masterclasses in orchestral direction with internationally acclaimed conductors, such as Ludovic Morlot,Cristian Măcelaru, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Sarah Ioannides, and Kensho Watanabe.
Mar 06 - 8:00pm
Pollack Hall, 555 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1E3, CA
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 'Pastoral'
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
July 29 - August 3
Santa Cruz, CA - US
Conductors Worshop with Cristian Macelaru, Octavio Más-Arocas, and Jennifer Higdon
DEBUSSY Prelude to l’après-midi d’un faune
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2
STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite 1919
DVORAK Cello Concerto
September 30th, 2020
Beethoven Reimagined: A journey of Discovery through the Symphonies.
KUSO plays Beethoven Symphonies N. 1 to N. 8 in a different and creative layout.
September 4th, 2020
The University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra (KUSO), was honored earlier this month with a 2019-20 American Prize for Orchestral Performance.
KU University Orchestra
September 1st, 2020
Foundation of the New University Orchestra.
The KU University Orchestra is an ensemble open to all enrolled students at the University of Kansas regardless of major.
CONTAINERS: Caminhos Multidimensionais
April 24th, 2019
The Brazilian composer André Taciano will debut five works. The recital will be attended by the Athos Chamber Orchestra, conducted by its founder, conductor Leandro Cardoso.