Sebastian León

Baritone · Bariton · Barítono

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Born in Colombia in 1985, Sebastián León started his artistic studies at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and the Universidad el Bosque in Bogotá with Carlos Godoy. He took several masterclasses with Raphaël Boulay, Rosa Domiguez, Katarina Livljanic, Carlos Mena, Margreet Honig, Marcel Boone, Alessandro De Marchi, Jean-François Lombard, Agnès Mellon and baroque gesture courses with Sharon Weller. 

He settled in Switzerland in 2008, where he continued his vocal studies at the Schola Cantorum Basilienis and moved on to obtain his Bachelor and Master degrees in Early Music with Gerd Türk and Dominique Vellard. Currently, he is taking lessons with the german baritone Marcus Niedermeyr.

In Colombia, he has worked with the Santa Cecilia Choir and different ensembles of early music.  In Europe he has sung in “Les Ateliers Baroques” of Montfrin (France) conducted by Gabriel Garrido, in the gregorian chant project “Textlösigkeit” with Eric Mentzel, in Francesca Caccini's opera "La Liberazione di Ruggiero" (as Ruggiero) in Basel and Dresden conducted by Giorgio Paronuzzi, in Purcell’s opera “Dido & Aeneas” (as Aeneas) conducted by Leonardo García Alarcón, Monteverdi's "L'Orfeo" (As Pastore and Apollo) conducted by Roberto Festa and Olivia Seigne, the Swiss Chamber Choir, the ensemble Gilles Binchois (Dominique Vellard),  Scherzi Musicali (Nicolas Achten), Al Ayre Español (Eduardo López Banzo), La Morra (C. Marti, M. Gondko), Ordo Virtutum (Stefan Morent), Capella Muriensis (Johannes Strobl) and La Cetra (Andrea Marcon). In addition, he is a member of the ensembles La Boz Galana and La Sonorosa. 

© Sebastian León · 2017