Leandro Ponte

Real name: Ponte, Leandro
(8 September 1981 - )
Place of birth:
San Nicolás de los Arroyos (Buenos Aires) Argentina

e began his music instruction and singing studies at age seven and attended conservatory, theater school (comedy) and several courses with great singing teachers.

He appeared at important festivals and contests. In 2005 he was awarded the SADAIC prize at the National Contest «Nuevas Voces del Tango» that was held at the National Festival «Junín está de Tangos». At the international contest «Cantamérica 2005» (Córdoba, Villa Carlos Paz, November 2005) he won the Gold Medal as best interpreter.

He was finalist at the Cosquín Festival where he was invited to a tour of Chile. He appeared at the contest «Cantemos Argentina» (Luján, February 2007) directed by Julio Marbiz and joined the staff of artists of the producing agency of the Argentinísima TV show and appeared on the Crónica TV channel.

He was summoned to appear at the program Aguante tango on Channel 26, produced by Alfredo Gago and emceed by Silvio Soldán, the same team of the successful and well-remembered Grandes valores del tango.

He was part of the group of singers that appeared alongside the Orquesta Nacional de Música Argentina «Juan de Dios Filiberto», conducted by maestro Atilio Stampone, with which he has made several appearances.

He was member of the cast of El Viejo Almacén and Piazzolla Tango.

He is member of the tango vocal quartet El Bacán which presents an innovative sound and with which he joined the company to make a tour in 2006. Three years later they were hired for the closing of the Festival Lunas de Tango (La Falda, Córdoba) on February 7, 2009.

Nowadays he goes on carrying out successfully his career as soloist at different venues throughout the world.