Leonardo Federico Hoyos is one of the most prominent violinists and pedagogues of his generation in Latin America. Hoyos has developed his career mainly in Moscow, Germany and Colombia.
He began his education under the tutoring of his father, a brilliant musician borned in Cartagena-Colombia who in turn was a student of Adolfo Mejia. At age 17 Hoyos moved to Moscow where he studied at the special school of the Tchaikovsky conservatory. After this he continues his studies in Germany at the Folkwang -Hochschule in Essen and the Hochschule in Cologne where he specialized in violin interpretation. Currently, Leonardo Federico Hoyos is a violin professor both at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.
In September, 2013 Hoyos was appointed musical and artistic director of the Filarmónica Juvenil de Cámara de Bogotá, an orchestra with which he attended the tenth edition of the Cartagena Festival Internacional de Musica sharing the stage with the italian conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini and his orchestra “Concerto Italiano”. In January of 2017 Hoyos conducted the launch and premier concert of the new Orquesta Sinfónica de Cartagena achieving very successful performances in both the twelfth edition of the Cartagena Festival Internacional de Musica and the Hay Festival 2018.
Leonardo Federico Hoyos has worked in collaboration and has premiered works of composers such as Leo Brouwer, Francisco Zumaqué, Jorge Pinzón, Moisés Bertrán, Erkki Sven Tüür, Dorothea Hoffmann, Mauricio Nasi, Natasha Rankovsky, Jeff Manookian and during the last two years with maestro Krzysztof Penderecki.