Leo Rondón, winner of international prizes as an interpreter and songwriter. He is also a well-known cuatro player.
With over 20 years of career, his name has been linked to the programming of big orchestras as a soloist. This was the case for the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, the Real Filharmonía of Galicia, L’Arpeggiata, la Cardenata Latina, the Quatuor Debussy, and the Simón Bolívar Big Band de Jazz orchestra. Besides these, collaborations in recitals, festivals, and concerts with artists as big as Rolando Villazón, Emiliano González Toro, Yamandú Costa, Nahuel Pennisi, among many others, at high prestige rooms of Europe, Africa, Asia, North, and South America.
Inside the world of Jazz and improvised music, Rondón also develops other projects like his own, the “Leo Rondón Project”, where he introduces that native Venezuelan instrument in said world, making a more Jazz-like repertoire, mixing it with the fierceness of Venezuelan rhythms.
He is also a member of the Ensamble Recoveco and Venezuelan Roots. They are a group dedicated to spreading the new sounds of Venezuelan music through their own compositions.
With a pedagogic experience of more than 15 years, he organized, with Master Cristóbal Soto, the Venezuelan Creole Music Summer Course in Mirecourt, France. With the participation of excellent musicians and professors of traditional Venezuelan music, he successfully taught said music to students coming from the five continents.