Tania León (b. 1943) is a Cuban born composer and conductor. She began studying piano at the age of four and went on to complete a Bachelor’s Degree at the Alfredo Peyrellade Conservatory and a Master’s Degree from National Conservatory. She settled in New York in 1967 and continued her studies at New York University.
She was a founding member and the first musical director of Arthur Mitchell’s Dance Theatre of Harlem, instituted the Brooklyn Philharmonic Community Concert Series, and served as the Latin America Music Advisor to the American Composers Orchestra.
León’s careers as composer and conductor have gone hand in hand, performing and being commissioned internationally. Her works are generally large scale, including several works for dance and an opera, as well as many pieces for chamber orchestra.
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