Eduardo Leandro is the artistic director of the Contemporary Chamber Players at Stony Brook University, where he is also associate professor in percussion. He conducts the New York New Music Ensemble, and he has conducted ensembles such as Camerata Aberta in Brazil, Ensemble Namascae in France, and the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, NYU Symphony Orchestra, Talea, and Sequitur Ensembles in the United States. As a percussionist he has performed as soloist and with ensembles in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He is part of the percussion duo Contexto, currently on its thirtieth season, which has spent ten years as ensemble-in-residence at the Centre Internacional de Percussion in Geneva, premiered dozens of works, and recorded several CDs. He has performed in music festivals throughout the world such as the Suita Music Festival in Osaka, Ferienkurse für Neue Muzik Darmstadt, Festspiel in Salzburg, Ars Musica in Brussels, Archipel in Geneva, Nit de Altea in Spain, Espinho Music Meeting in Portugal, Izmir Music Festival in Turkey, Athenaeum Concert Series in Helsinki, and Festival d'Automne in Paris. Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Mr. Leandro attended the Sao Paulo State University, the Rotterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands, and Yale University; studied conducting with Gustav Meier and David Gier; and percussion with John Boudler, Jan Pustjens, and Robert van Sice. He has been a guest lecturer at the Peabody Conservatory, regular faculty at Yellow Barn Summer Institute in Vermont, and faculty at the Winter Festival in Campos do Jordão in Brazil.