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Gershwin's Concerto in F

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Concerto in F - George Gershwin Piano  Work Performed by Leon Bates

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 Music.

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


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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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