Eduardo Leandro, percussion (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), has performed with many
ensembles, including the Steve Reich Ensemble, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the
Bang on a Can All-Stars. He is part of the percussion duo Contexto, an ensemble which was in residence at the Centre International de Percussion in Geneva. He won the New Music Contest in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the second prize in the Eldorado Competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His festival appearances include the Suita Music Festival in Osaka, Ferienkurse für Neue Muzik Darmstadt, and Festspiel in Salzburg. Also a conductor, he has led new music ensembles in Brazil, France, Switzerland, South Korea, and the U.S. He teaches percussion at SUNY-Stony Brook, where he is the artistic director of the Contemporary Chamber Players. Previously, he taught at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve and directed the percussion program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Previous Yellow Barn musician (since 2010).