Concerto in F - George
Work Performed by Leon
A native of
Philadelphia, Leon Bates began his study of music at the age of six.
While still young, he was recognized for his musical acumen and groomed
for a concert career. His training began with the late Irene Beck at
the Settlement Music School. His advanced study was under renowned
pianist Natalie Hinderas at Temple University Esther Boyer College of
His has won many awards -the National Association of Music Teachers
Collegiate Artists Competition, the National Association of Negro Musicians
Competition, the Philadelphia Orchestra Senior Auditions, the
Symphony of the New World Competition and
the National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalists Fellowship Grant.
His was awarded an honorary doctorate from Washington and Lee University
in Lexington, Virginia. In 1993, Mr. Bates received the Raoul Wallenberg
Humanitarian Award from the Greater New York Wallenberg Committee for
his extensive work with children.
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