Leo Gandelman e Orquestra
Despite achieving great success playing Brazilian pop music, Leo Gandelman never abandoned his classical roots.
Born into a family immersed in the arts and music: his mother is a classical pianist and teacher, his father was a “Maestro” and music producer.
Leo Gandelman began his career as a classical musician. At the age of 15, he played as a soloist in the “Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira”. He evolved into a plural artist who became a talented musician, composer, arranger, producer and benefactor of the arts.
Leo Gandelman plays from classical to regional and pop music with the same enthusiasm and excellence. He holds a prominent position in the history of “MPB” (Música Popular Brasileira) for his collaboration with other artists as an arranger and saxophonist on more than 1,000 records.
The authorial album “SOLAR” sold over 100,000 copies, an extraordinary achievement for an instrumental piece, catapulting his career as a pop artist to stardom.
After dedicating more than 35 years to his solo career and having sold more than 500,000 records, Leo Gandelman is today one of the most respected and influential Brazilian musicians and producers having been elected 15 consecutive years as “The Best Instrumentalist” by the “Jornal do Brazil”: “Diretas na Música”.
Despite achieving great success playing Brazilian pop music, Leo Gandelman never abandoned his classical roots. Since the beginning of his career, he has been performing frequently on the Brazilian and world stage as a soloist in symphony orchestras, interpreting some of the most important Brazilian concertos written for saxophone and orchestra, such as: “Fantasia para Sax Soprano e Orquestra”, by Heitor Villa Lobos and “Concertino for Alto Sax and Orchestra”, by Radames Gnattali.ileira, Leo Gandelman never abandoned his classical roots.