Portrait Gitarrist Leonard Becker - ein junger Musiker

Leonard Becker

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“It is truly fascinating how much temperament and emotion this only 20-year-old is able to put into his equally sensitive and impulsive guitar playing,
while with his nimble fingers he lets the notes on the six strings bubble along as refreshingly as the cascades of a refreshing waterfall in the gardens of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez”.

Passauer neue Presse on Leonard Becker’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” debut 2019

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Leonard Becker plays Bagatelle No. 1 by William Walton

Chamber Music Works for Guitar by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco I Naxos Records

Tedesco Quintet - Eduardo Angulo: "Die Vögel" for string quartet and guitar op. 21

GesangsART 2021 – »Winterreise« von Franz Schubert

Musiker Leonard Becker sitzt mit Gitarre auf Bühne
Portrait Musiker Leonard Becker mit Gitarre

Biography

Guitarist Leonard Becker (*1999) was born in Deggendorf. He subsequently started studying in the Young Student Programme at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Munich with Pedro Aguiar in 2015. Since 2017, Leonard has therefore been studying with Prof. Franz Halasz in Munich.

The musician released his debut CD in July 2021 under the Naxos Label, presenting chamber music with guitar by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
The guitarist Leonard Becker is the second prize winner of the International Hannabach Competition 2020 Augsburg for solo guitar.
Also, at the national youth music competition „Jugend musiziert” in Hamburg in 2015, he won first prize. In 2017, he then received the award for special cultural achievements of his native region.
Leonard has performed with several orchestras. For instance in the summer of 2019, when he performed Joaquin Rodrigo´s “Concierto de Aranjuez” together with the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra. Furthermore, he gained artistic experience at masterclasses with Alvaro Pierri, Marco Tamayo, Joaquin Clerch, Virginia Luque, Andrew York, and Ana Vidovic.

Instruments

Tedesco Quintett (Streichquartett und Gitarre): Louis Vandory, Valerie Steenken, Leonard Becker, Elisabeth Buchner, Márton Braun

Tedesco Quintet

The Tedesco-Quintett, comprising a string quartet and guitar, was formed in January 2018.
It is consisting of the musicians Valerie Steenken (Violin), Louis Vandory (Violin), Elisabeth Buchner (Viola), Márton Braun (Cello) and Leonard Becker (guitar).
In 2019 they won the first prize at the International Chamber Music Competition „Gerhard Vogt“ for string quartette and guitar. Since then, the quintet has been invited regularly to perform in mayor venues such as the Konzerthaus Blaibach or at the „Europäischen Wochen“ in Passau.

Tedesco Quintett

Repertoire

Solo
John Dowland (1563-1626) Fantasia No.7
J. S. Bach (1685-1750) Suite No.4 for lute
E major BWV 1006a from Sonata No.1 for violin
“Fuga” BWV 1001
Fernando Sor (1778-1839) Variations on a Theme from Mozart’s Magic Flute Op.9
Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) Rossiniana No.1 Grande Ouverture
Emilia Giuliani-Guglielmi (1813-1850) Variazioni su un tema di Mercadante Op.9
Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) “Lagrima”,
“Adelita”,
“Recuerdos de la Alhambra”,
“Maria”,
“Mazurka en sol”,
“Pavana”,
“El columpio”,
“Capricho Arabe”
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) From “Suite Española” “Sevilla” and “Asturias (Leyenda)”
Joaquin Malats (1872-1912) “Serenata Española”
Agustín Barrios (1885-1944) “Un Sueño en la Floresta”,
“Una limosna por el amor de dios”
Manuel M. Ponce (1882-1948) “Sonata Romántica”
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) 5 Préludes,
12 Etudes
Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) “Sonatina”
William Walton (1902-1983) 5 Bagatelles
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) 5 Piezas
Roland Dyens (1955-2016) “Libra Sonatine”,
“Alba Nera”
Nuccio D ́Angelo (*1955) “Due Canzoni Lidie”


Concerts
Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) Concerto No.1 in A-major
Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999) “Concierto de Aranjuez”


Chamber music
Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805) “Fandango-Quintett” for string quartet and guitar
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Songs (selection) for voice and guitar

“Arpeggione Sonate”

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) “Siete Canciones Populares”
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968)

Quintet for string quartet and guitar

Fantasia for guitar and piano

Sonatina for flute and guitar

“Eclogue” for flute, cor anglais and guitar

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) “Histoire du Tango”
Eduardo Angulo (*1954) “The Birds” for string quartet and guitar
Aaron Jay Kernis (*1960) “100 Greatest Dance Hits” for string quartet and guitar

Contact

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Alternatively, I can be reached via my email address.
You can also find me on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and Instagram.

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