Tania León

composer and conductor

Tania León (b. Havana, Cuba) is highly regarded as a composer, conductor, educator, and advisor to arts organizations. Her orchestral work Stride, commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Music. In 2022, she was named a recipient of the 45th Annual Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements. In 2023, she was awarded the Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition from Northwestern University. Most recently, León became the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s next Composer-in-Residence—a post she will hold for two seasons, beginning in September 2023. She will also hold Carnegie Hall’s Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair for its 2023-2024 season.

March 28, 2024

Brooklyn College Announces Tania León Chair of Music, Appoints Malcolm J. Merriweather to Inaugural Position

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Upcoming Schedule

Stockbridge, MA
July 25-30, 2024

TMC Festival of Contemporary Music

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Berlin, Germany
September 13 & 14, 2024

Musikfest, Berlin Ensemble Modern I

Portrait Ruth Crawford Seeger: Songs

Featuring works by León, Balch, Crawford Seeger and Beyer

Kammermusiksaal, Philharmonie Berlin
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Featured Press


The unplanned, unstoppable career of composer Tania León

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The Washington Post

Tania León changed the sound of being American

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