Gustavo Leone
(Ondas composer in residence)

Gustavo Leone

Composer Gustavo Leone is a Professor of Music at Loyola University Chicago. His principal composition teachers included Gerardo Gandini, Marta Lambertini, Ralph Shapey, Shulamit Ran, and John Eaton. He also studied electronic music with Howard Sandroff. Recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Walter Hinrichsen Award, his music is catalogued by C.F. Peters, New York and Naxos Recordings. Ensembles such as Grant Park Festival Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of Michoacán, Pro Musica, Concertante di Chicago, the Chicago Sinfonietta and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra have played and commissioned Leone’s works. His work for the theater includes productions at the Yale Repertory Theatre, the Goodman Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, and Teatro Vista. Leone’s music is intense and angular; it conveys propulsion through rhythm and makes use of clear forms and associations. Jonathan Woolf has said on Music Web International “Leone’s is a versatile voice in the contemporary firmament.” Andrew Patner, writing for the Sun-Times has said “Gustavo Leone’s ‘Absurdopera’ a comedic gem.’