my way:
CHAMBER MUSIC

 between Austria & México

Biography

 

 

SINGER, ADMINISTRATOR

 

 

León de Castillo was born in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, the son of a Mexican mother and an Austrian father. Several generations of his father's family were involved in music in different ways such as: singing in the Vienna Boys' Choir and other choirs, as conductors (Kapellmeister), and organists.

He sings since the age of 5, studied at the University of Music and performing Arts Vienna and focuses since years on chamber music and interdisciplinary projects.

Performances

 

 

Theater an der Wien

Wiener Musikverein

Wiener Konzerthaus

Ehrbar Saal Wien

Schlosstheater Schönbrunn

 

Carnegie Hall, New York City

CalArts The Beast, Los Angeles

Rosa Raisa Hall, Los Angeles

Institute of Arts, Detroit

Rothschild Hall, Miami

 

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mex. City

Sala Nezahualcóyotl, Mex. City

Teatro Peón Contreras, Mérida

Teatro  A. Manzanero, Mérida

 

Maison Heinrich Heine, Paris

Edward Concert Hall, London

Kunsthalle Basel, Basel

Lieder cycles '16:

 

 

GUSTAV MAHLER:

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

 

RICHARD WAGNER:

Wesendonck Lieder

 

Robert Schumann:

Dichterliebe

Opera

 

 

THEATER AN DER WIEN

 

with:
Plácido Domingo, Cristina Gallardo-Domás, Géraldine Chauvet,

Wiener Symphoniker,
Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos
Director: Ron Daniels

 

 

 

IL POSTINO

 

Daniel Catán

Oper

Opera

 

 

THEATER AN DER WIEN

 

with:
Christian Gerhaher, Helene Schneidermann, Frode Olsen,

Wiener Symphoniker,
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
Director: Christof Loy

 

 

 

PRINZ VON HOMBURG

 

Hans Werner Henze

Oper

Opera

 

 

Life BALL

 

with:
Nicolas Spanos, Chris Lohner, Ida Aldrian,

Wiener Klang Ensemble,
Conductor: Azis Sadikovic
Director: Gery Keszler

 

 

 

RINALDO

 

Georg Friedrich Händel

Oper

 

adapted Version for the
Life Ball Opening
Rathausplatz, Vienna

Opera

 

 

THEATER AN DER WIEN

 

with:
Plácido Domingo, Patricia Petitbon, Maria José Montiel,


Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra,
Conductor: Josep Caballé-Domenech
Director: Emilio Sagi

 

 

 

LUISA FERNANDA

 

Federico Moreno Torroba

Zarzuela

Chamber Music

 

 

CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK

 

with:
Ethel Merhaut, Gordon Schermer, Ulrike Anton,


Valsassina Ensemble Wien,
Gerold Gruber

 

 

 

NEW YORK CITY
CONCERT

 

Hanns Eisler
Marcel Rubin
Paul Hindemith
Alexander v. Zemlinsky

Lied

Chamber Music

 

 

WIENER MUSIKVEREIN

 

several presentations with:
Ildiko Raimondi, Clemens Unterreiner, Ethel Merhaut, Leo Schmidt,


Valsassina Ensemble Wien,
John Macgregor

 

 

 

CONCERT

 

Franz Schubert
Richard Wagner
Marcel Rubin

Lied

Chamber Music

 

 

WIENER KONZERTHAUS

 

several presentations with:
Ethel Merhaut, David Kern,


Valsassina Ensemble Wien,
Conductor: Marta Gardolinska

 

 

 

CONCERT

 

Silvestre Revueltas
Egon Neumann
Maria Grever

Lied

Chamber Music

 

 

PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES

 

several presentations with:
Matthias Lademann, Encarnación Vazquez, Lourdes Ambriz, Jozef Olechowski,

Ethel Merhaut, Carlos Alberto Pecero, Marcel Rubin Quartett,

Valsassina Ensemble Wien,
Conductor: Marc Leroy Calatayud

 

 

 

MEXICO CITY

CONCERT

Franz Schubert
Robert Schumann
Franz Liszt
Richard Strauss
Hanns Eisler
Egon Neumann

Wilhelm Spuller

Lied

Chamber Music

 

 

WIENER EHRBAR SAAL

 

with:
Dorottya Láng, Ethel Merhaut, Leo Schmidt,

Valsassina Ensemble Wien,
Conductor: Marc Leroy Calatayud

 

 

 

CONCERT

 

Franz Schubert
Henri Duparc
Licinio Refice
Egon Neumann


Lied

Chamber Music

 

 

SALA NEZAHUALCÓYOTL,

 

with:
Matthias Lademann, Ethel Merhaut, Leo Schmidt,

Valsassina Ensemble Wien,
Conductor: Marc Leroy Calatayud

 

 

 

mexico City
CONCERT

 

Paul Hindemith

Hanns Eisler
Egon Neumann


Lied

Chamber Music

 

 

SCHLOSSTHEATER SCHÖNBRUNN

 

several performances with:

Marcel Rubin Quartett, John Macgregor,

 

Valsassina Ensemble Wien,

Conductors: Filip Paluchowski, Jack Ridley

 

 

 

CONCERT

 

Vaughan Williams

Roberto Abraham


Lied

Lieder Abend

 

 

Cal.Arts, Los Angeles

 

with:

Gavin Gamboa

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOS ANGELES
CONCERT


Richard Wagner

Gustav Mahler

Richard Strauss

Reynaldo Hahn


Lied

Performance

 

 

KUNSTHALLE BAsEL

 

with:

Marcel Rubin Quartett

 

David Lamelas

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASEL
CONCERT

 

Gavin Gamboa


Lied

Performance

 

 

Olympics Opening CEREMONY

 

with:

Piotr Koscik

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONCERT

 

Franz Schubert
Louris Venuede


Lied

Chamber Music

 

 

Maison Heinrich HEine, ParIS

 

with:

Matthias Lademann, Ethel Merhaut,

Marcel Rubin Quartett, Hannah Eisendle,
Urike Anton

 

 

 

 

 

PARIS

CONCERT

 

Hanns Eisler
Egon Neumann


Lied

Chamber Music

 

 

TEATRO PEÓN CONTRERAS

 

several performances with:

Leo Schmidt, Alberto Alvarez, Marcel Rubin Quartett,

Valsassina Ensemble Wien, Sinfonica de Yucatán,
Conductors: Marta Gardolinska Juan Carlos Lomonaco

 

 

 

 

 

MÉRIDA
CONCERT

 

Johann Strauss
Francesco Paolo Tosti

Maria Grever
Egon Neumann

Roberto Abraham
Wilhelm Spuller


Lied