MARÍA EUGENIA LEÓN
Composer & Conductor
2016/04 Recording session for film "SLEEP".
Maria Eugenia Leon is the composer and pianist for the film SLEEP, which also had great violinist Steve C. Chiu and Guillermo Marín as engineer. Photos here.
2016/04 María Eugenia León in "TeldeActualidad".
Maria Eugenia Leon was featured in the culture section of the magazine "TeldeActualidad", where they have shared her music path so far and her upcoming premiere of the choir piece that is about to perform in Santa Monica. Link: http://www.teldeactualidad.com/noticia/cultura/11/04/25/5508.html
2016/01 Destino emigrante featured in ¨CartaDEspaña¨.
Maria Eugenia Leon was the composer for the Documentary ¨Destino emigrante¨, which has been featured in ¨CartaDEspaña¨. http://www.xn--cartadeespaa-khb.es/index.php?seccion=134&reportaje=774
2015/10 Short Film wins award in ¨International Black Film Festival¨.
Maria Eugenia Leon was the composer for the Short Film "Bump)ED", which won an award at the International Black Film Festival, in Nashville. http://www.ibffevents.com/#!best-student-film-2015/c21k7
2015/07 Short Film in ¨Cannes Shortfilm Corner¨.
Maria Eugenia Leon was the composer for the Short Film ¨Birthday¨ by Nick Tustin, which was selected for ¨Cannes Shortfilm Corner¨ this May 2015, and also has won other awards. Link: http://sub.festival-cannes.fr/SfcCatalogue/MovieDetail/fbbc2567-35dd-4065-b378-2bcfae8c5fa6
2015/06 Concert in Burbank.
Maria Eugenia Leon was the guest composer and pianist in the Concert organized by violinist Miki Cruz, celebrated in Burbank. She premiered various of her piano pieces.
2015/06 Concert in Los Angeles.
Maria Eugenia Leon was the guest pianist in the Concert organized by violinist Karolina Naziemiec, celebrated in the Polish Church in Los Angeles.
2015/05 Interviewed in RTVC Radio.
Maria Eugenia Leon was interviewed by Mercedes Martín in the show "Esta es mi tierra", from the Autonomic Radio from the Canary Islands; where she shared her music and experiences living in LA. Link, starting at 1.49: http://www.rtvc.es/canariasradio/Multimedia/Ésta%20es%20mi%20tierra-10157/30-05-15-172.aspx#.VYn_XyjZfD5
2015/05 Choir Piece premiered with various Children Choirs in Santa Monica.
Maria Eugenia Leon was the guest conductor and composer in the series of Children Choir Concerts organized in Santa Monica. She premiered her first choral piece written, also being able to conduct it with the different choirs.
2015/07 Short Film wins¨Student Emmy Award¨.
Maria Eugenia Leon was the composer for the Short Film ¨Birthday¨ by Nick Tustin, which was winner for ¨College television Awards 2015 in Animation¨ this April 2015, and also has won other awards in other festivals. http://lbbonline.com/news/taylor-james-nick-tustin-wins-student-emmy-award-for-animation/
2015/05 Destino emigrante featured in ¨La Región Internacional¨.
Maria Eugenia Leon was the composer for the Documentary ¨Destino emigrante¨, which has been featured in ¨La Región Internacional¨. http://www.laregioninternacional.com/articulo/protagonistas/queriamos-dar-voz-jovenes-emigrantes/20150515114739246730.html
2015/04 Destino emigrante featured in CEXT.
Maria Eugenia Leon was the composer for the Documentary ¨Destino emigrante¨, which has been featured in CEXT http://www.cext.es/posts/cultura/destino-emigrante-un-documental-sobre-la-juventud-emigrante-grabado-por-sus-propios-protagonistas/
2015/04 Ana Callejo features Maria Eugenia Leon.
Maria Eugenia Leon was the composer for the Documentary ¨Destino emigrante¨, Ana Callejo, writer and director of the documentary and blogger has featured her and thank her for her music in the project. https://anacallejo.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/documental-destino-emigrante/
2015/03 "María Orán" Award.
Maria Eugenia Leon was the author from the Canary Islands who wrote the piece for the winner of the María Orán Award: Soprano Blanca Valido. Link: http://eldia.es/2015-03-27/cultura/22-Blanca-Valido-gana-premio-CajaCanarias.htm
2015/03 Music from Documentary Film (part 2).
Maria Eugenia Leon wrote the music for a documentary film in Spain called Jóvenes Emigrantes. This cue is a mashed up mix created almost by accident among few cues used in the project. Link: https://soundcloud.com/maria-eugenia-leon-maru/jovenes-emigrantes-mashed-up-theme/s-GlvlA
2015/03 Music from Documentary Film.
Maria Eugenia Leon wrote the music for a documentary film in Spain called Jóvenes Emigrantes. This documentary is about the emigration of prepared spanish young adults that is happening nowadays in Spain and the future that our country faces due to the brain drain that occurs. Link: https://soundcloud.com/maria-eugenia-leon-maru/je-la-anoranza
2014/12 Music airing in Santa Monica City TV.
Maria Eugenia Leon wrote the music for an advertisement that is airing in Santa Monica City TV. It is about a care package for veterans that need reinsertion in society after war. Offered by the Jewish Vocational Services.
2014/12 Benefic Concert in Berlin.
Maria Eugenia Leon wrote an arrangement for the lullaby "Arrorró" from the Canary Islands for a Benefic Concert in Berlin, with the Soprano Marina León.
2014/07 Conducting Fellowship Program with the Cal Phil
During summer Maria Eugenia worked on the conducting fellowship program with the California Philharmonic, where she could assist to the rehearsals and concerts, and be sourrunded by musicians who usually perform in high quality film recording sessions from LA area, all between the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Santa Anita Race Track.
2014/05 Concert of Music by Composers from the Canary Islands.
On June 27th the great Soprano, Marina León, performed a concert with all pieces by composers from the Canary Islands. one of the pieces of the program was "Maggie", a recent work from Maria Eugenia Leon, it was world premiered, also with great pianist Alberto Manzanares Núñez, at Casa de Colón, in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria.
2014/05 Conducting the Palisades Symphony
On June 8th she conducted the orchestra in the concert that presented the Winners of the 43rd Young Artist Competitions.
2014/05 Screening at SVA Theater in NY
In April and May, an amazing animated short film that Maria Eugenia scored was screened twice, at this great theater in New York.
2013/12 Conservatory of Music of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria
In December she was invited to chat with the composition students from the Conservatory of Gran Canaria, where she could share with them my experiences, and give them some advices about being a musician abroad. She was invited by the great composers Laura Vega and Gonzalo Díaz Yerro.
2013/10 Recording at The House of Rock
In October Maria Eugenia Leon had the opportunity to record piano in this fabulous place in Santa Monica, a house-studio that has excelent ecquipment and a very nice grand piano. Thanks to engineer Mert Özcan for such a professional work.
2013/07 Scoring the short film: Elegy for Julian Grace
On July 2nd she finished the music for this short film by the director Charles Berg. The music is now getting mixed to be finally insert in the short.
2013/06 Conducting the Palisades Symphony
On June 9th Maria Eugenia conduected for the first time the orchestra in the concert that presented the Winners of the 43rd Young Artist Competitions.
2013/06 Screening of Short Film in James Bridges Theater
On June 8th Maria Eugenia Leon's music was premiered at the UCLA Festival of Animation, music for the shortfilm "What's wrong with the people?" by the director Yoomi Kim.
2012/12 Recording session for composer Dustin Rubi
In December 2012 she recorded piano of a original piece composed by Dustin Rabi.
2012/11 Appearance in: www.academiadecine.com
Maria Eugenia Leon appears in this article about spanish women film composers. She was selected as part of the four working female young composers of our times in Spain. To see the article, click here:
2012/10 Music for Zanbato website advertisement
During Fall 2012, Maria Eugenia Leon had the opportunity to collaborate with composers Patrick McArthur and Navid Hejazi in the music for this company advertisement.
2012/09 Moved to L.A., California.
Maria Eugenia Leon moved to Los Angeles in september 2012.
2012/04 Recording "The Snowman".
She recorded her final project, "The Snowman", at the Berklee Film Scoring Studio, on April 27th. She conducted a string section and a wind quintet for the recording session.
2012/04 Composition Awards Concert
She participated in the Awards Concert last April 9th 2012 at Berklee College of Music, because she received the Youth Concerts at Symphony Hall Award. In this concert, she premiered her Second Piano Sonata and her string arrangement of the Lullaby called "Arrorró".
2012/02 The Society of Composers Concert. Cafe 939.
The Society of Composers.Maria Eugenia Leon performed and premiered her piano piece at the Red Room Cafe 939, on february 14th with
2011/12 Club Natación Metropole - Concert.
She could perform her piano pieces "Boston Common" and the second movement from her Second Piano Sonata during the Annual Concert last December 29th, in Gran Canaria. The great Soprano Marina León and the great pianist Alberto Manzanares Núñez shared stage with her.
2011/11 Fusion: an artistic crossroads.
Maria Eugenia Leon was invited to be part of this fusion show at the Berklee Performance Center last November 7th 2011. The Kalistos String Orchestra performed her piece "Sueños Rotos", with the conductor Francisco Noya. She was invited by the composer Andrew List.
2011/05 Silent Film ¨It¨. Directed by Sheldon Mirowitz.
Maria Eugenia Leon was selected by Sheldon Mirowitz to be part of this project, where some selected composers from Berklee re-scored the music for this movie (under the direction of Sheldon Mirowitz) from 1927 and premiered in the Coolidge Corner Theatre in May 2nd 2011.
2011/02 New Piano Music. David Friend Recital Hall.
Her music was selected to be played at the New Piano Music Concert, she was also selected as a performer for this concert, where music from composers from Berklee College of Music were presented by the pianist and professor Stephany Tiernan and the composer Andrew List.
2011/01 María Eugenia León. Berklee Performance Center.
Maria Eugenia Leon was selected to prepare a Concert with her original compositions at the biggest Hall at Berklee: the Berklee Performance Center, last January 24th 2011. She was the producer, composer, pianist and singer of this event. She prepared part of her classic repertoir as well as some of her pop-jazz songs.