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Leonardo Saracens began studying the piano at five years old.
He consolidates his artistic character, piano technique and compositional intuition under the guidance of the South American professor, Luigi Roig, who would guide him through a wide, cosmopolitan preparation.


He performs at eleven years his first solo concert.
He obtained the piano diploma as a private student in four years at the Conservatory " Luisa D' Annunzio " in Pescara , under the guidance of Walter Fischetti.


, under the leadership of Mihaela Mihailescu and Maria Bodo.


At the same time, he is admitted at the Conservatory "S. Cecilia " in Rome where he studies Composition; a significant moment is the encounter with Maestro Paolo Arca, with whom he will continue the composition studies at the Conservatory "A. Casella" in L' Aquila.
In 1992 he began his career as a concert pianist and has been acclaimed in many Italian cities, but also in Germany, Switzerland, Romania and Central America.


In 2010 he composes and performs the Piano Concerto op.15, with premier performance at the Juarez National Theater in Guanajuato (Mexico, accompanied by the local University Orchestra, directed by Jose Maria Melgar.


He will perform the same concert in 2013 as European premiere with the Philharmonic Banat of Timisoara (Romania), directed by Roberto De Maio.
Other compositions (also broadcasted in Italy on Rai Radio 2, particularly the Fantasy Sonata op.11 , the Lied op.8 , Studies for Piano Op.7 ... are frequently interpreted by professional performers all around the world who have also recorded them on CDs.

 

" ... There is no other music to compose ... every time I write, I realize that what I have written has already been written by others before me ... this is why every time I compose, I appeal to the emotions hidden in the depths of our soul ... there is still so much to write about them ... to discover ... and to tell ... "

 

He combines the artistic activity with teaching and is in fact a professor of piano and harmony for the Faculty of Music at the University of Guanajuato (yearly master) and the State Conservatory of Celaya - Mexico, as well as Director for the Bachelor`s of Music through an international Convention for the Faculty of Music in Timisoara - Romania - and the European University of Music - Italy.


He is founder of the Music School "F. Cilea", the Music Department of the Art Academy - Italy, founded in 1989 by Convention at Casa RICORDI through - School Ricordi.


His upcoming CD is "Note in bianco e nero" , comprising a part of his own compositions for piano.

Leonardo Saraceni, Sonata Fantasia op.11 - Al Pianoforte : Rodolfo Ponce Montero
Live Recording - Mexico City - October 2012

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