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Leandro Cardoso, a distinguished Brazilian conductor, currently serves as the Assistant Conductor in Residence at the prestigious Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, under the guidance of maestro Clemens Schuldt. He also holds the position of Assistant Conductor for the Orchestre à Vents Non Identifié, where he is mentored by the esteemed maestro Jonathan Dagenais.

Cardoso's academic journey is a testament to his dedication and passion for orchestral conducting. He holds a doctoral degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Schulich School of Music of McGill University (Canada), a testament to his rigorous training under maestro Alexis Hauser. He also earned a master's degree from the University of Kansas (USA), where he honed his skills under the tutelage of Dr. Carolyn Watson. 

Leandro's musical journey has been a global one, crossing borders and enriching his understanding of orchestral conducting. In 2023, he participated in the internationally renowned Cabrillo Music Festival, where he was mentored by Cristian Măcelaru and Octavio Más-Arocas. He also expanded his horizons at the Monteux School and Music Festival in 2022, studying with Ludovic Morlot, Kensho Watanabe, and Tiffany Liu. 

Leandro previously studied with renowned Brazilian conductor Marcos Arakaki and graduated in Trumpet Performance at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil.

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