Tania León, born in Cuba, a vital personality on today’s music scene, is a highly regarded composer and conductor recognized for her accomplishments as an educator and advisor to arts organizations. She has been the subject of profiles on ABC, CBS, CNN, PBS, Univision, Telemundo and independent films.
Recent commissions include Acana for orchestra, Atwood Songs for soprano and piano, text by Margaret Atwood. Appearances as guest conductor include the Symphony Orchestra of Marseille, the Gewaundhausorcherter Orchestra and L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
Her honors include the New York Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Fromm and Guggenheim Fellowship. A founding member of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, she instituted the Brooklyn Philharmonic Community Concert Series, was co-founder of the American Composers Orchestra “Sonidos de las Americas Festivals” and New Music Advisor to the New York Philharmonic.