LEANDRO LÓPEZ VÁRADY

Leandro López Várady was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Leandro graduated from the Catholic University of Argentina as Licentiate in Music, majoring  in Composition with a Gold Medal and Awards. He traveled Asia with the Eldeé Young Quartet, and worked in Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church as Music Director. Leandro has performed around the world, including Poznan, Poland; Havana, Cuba; Ruse, Bulgaria as pianist of Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic; as well as the Symphony Center, Harris Theater, Millennium Park, Auditorium Theater, Chicago Jazz Festival, Taste of Chicago, and the Jazz&Pop Festival in Buenos Aires. Currently, Leandro is the pianist for Doug Lofstrom’s New Quartet, Steve Hashimoto’s Sueños, Juli Wood’s Chicago Calling, and the Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre Music Ensemble. Leandro received a Gold Record Award for his participation in Mietek Szczesniak’s “Nierówmi” album. He teaches Applied Piano at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL.

Bio as of 2018