Frank Ledesma Singer

Graduated and licensed in the profile of “Lyrical Sing” at the Arts  University (ISA), Cuba, Havana City (2021). 

In 2011 he appeared as “Adolfito”, a character made by the work  “Canción de Rachel” a musical directed by the well-known Tony  Díaz, in which he obtained a nomination to the prestigious reward  “Adolfo Llauradó”, in “Theater for Adults” category. 

Besides his honored degree as a professional singer, he is also a  talented actor that officially works in the Cuban theater company  known as “El Público”, ruled by the hand of the Mtr. Carlos Díaz. In  2017 he achieved twice the reward “Adolfo Llauradó” while were 

promoted to the stages the theatrical works “Así que pasen cinco  años” (Federico García Lorca), under the direction of Carlos Díaz,  and “El Espejo” (Abelardo Estorino), this time under de conduction of Marian Montero, principal of the theater company “La Perla”,  both awards in “Theater for Adults” category. 

He interpreted the character of Mark Cohen, in Cuban – American  production of the musical “Rent”, provided with music of Jonathan  Larson, project that was produced by the “Nacional Council of  Scenic Arts” of Cuba and “Netherlander Worldwide  Entertainment”, LLC (2014 2015). 

He was member of the “Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine” from 2012 to 2017, performing in the “choral cord” of countertenors (Alto) under the direction of the Mtr. Leonor Dulzaides. The aforementioned aggrupation showed up in national and  

international events, at countries like Mexico, United States,  Colombia and Ecuador. Being part of this vocal project, he  recorded three phonograms rewarded to the Cubadisco awards,  dedicated to Esteban Salas’s, Cayetano Pagueras’s and Juan  Paris’s works. This project was organized and directed by the Dr. 

in Musicology Miriam Escudero, who also directs the prestigious  Cabinet of Musical Patrimony “Esteban Salas”.  

Rewarded in 2015 with the “First Prize” and “Leo Brouwer  Reward” in the “International Competition of Countertenors Alfred  Deller’s in Memoriam”, a crucial contest that was part of the Festival “The Voix Humaines”, an event organized and sponsored  by the “Leo Brouwer’s Office”, celebrated in Havana. In the  Festival “World Countertenors” (2016), under the conduction of  the Mtr. Leo Brouwer and the “Chamber Orchestra of Havana”, he  interpreted the “Seven Spanish Folk Songs” of Manuel de Falla, in  a sincere tribute to the Spanish composer and also being the  closing concert of the aforementioned Festival. 

Was part of the cast conceived to the musical “Carmen la  Cubana” (2018 – 2019), conducted by Christopher Renshaw and  musicalized with the arrangements of Alex Lacamour. They  performed up in Germany (Bremen, Cologne, Berlin, Munich,  Frankfurt, Leipzig), England (London), Switzerland (Zurich),  China (Shanghai), Holland (Amsterdam) (2018 – 2019). 

Took part in the festival “Habana Clásica” accompanied by the  Mtr. Marcos Madrigal (2018). 

Achieved the First Prize in the contest “Musicalia” (2019), an  event organized by the “Arts University” (ISA) of Cuba. 

Being a soloist performer in the W.A. Mozart’s “Requiem”, he  showed up next to the “National Lyric Theater of Cuba” (directed  by the Mtr. Yhovani Duarte) and also with “Contemporary Dance of Cuba” (under the conduction of Miguel Iglesias) at the  “Havana’s Great Theater” “Alicia Alonso” (2019). 

Was selected among 116 singers of the Caribbean region, in which only 7 were selected, in order to represent their country  and participate in the first edition of the “Caribbean Lyric Festival  2021” held in St. Domingo, Dominican Republic. In the  aforementioned festival, was accompanied by the “National  Juvenile Symphonic Orchestra”, under the conduction of his  titular director, the Mtr. Alberto Rincón, and also provided with  the invitation of the Mtr. Darwin Aquino, at the “National Theater  Eduardo Brito”. This event was supported by the “Symphonic  Foundation”, the “Ministry of Culture” and the European Union in  RD (May 2021). 

In 2021 he was awarded with the First Prize in the “Medici  International Music Competition” 2021 (London), also the  “Audience Award Winner” and “Grand Prize Winner” in “21st  Century Talents Music Competition” (Canada, Ottawa). 

He has received masterclass from: Viktoria Lasaroff (Germany),  Peter Mark (EE UU), Philippe Jaroussky (France), Xavier Sabata  (Spain) Arthur Stefanowicz (Poland), Rodrigo (Brazil), Franz  Vitztuhm (Germany), Katja Stuber (Germany). 

As a soloist performer, he is one of the most interesting names  of the present-day Cuban lyric song, covering a vast musical and  theatrical repertory, that goes from renaissance, baroque, opera,  operetta, concert song, oratorios, cantatas, musical and  theatrical works. He has shown up at the most representative 

theaters of Cuba, sharing the scene with relevant national and  international prominent personalities. He also has been  accompanied and guided by prestigious aggrupation, musicians and directors such as: 

Mtr. Leo Brouwer, Mtr. Charles Díaz, Osvaldo Doimeadiós, Mtr.  Richard Bonynge, Pirma Ballerina Assoluta Alicia Alonso, Mtr.  Joseph A. Mendez, Mtr. Walter Reiter, Mtr. Darwin Aquino, Mtr.  Yhovani Duarte, Moises Santiesteban, Marcos Madrigal, Marita  Rodríguez, Janio Abreu, Niurka González, Alejandro Martínez,  Pura Ortiz, Juan Espinosa, Bárbara Llanes, Milagro de los  Ángeles, Lucy Provedo, Pilar Jurado, Ricardo Gallén, Mtr.  Leonor Dulzaides, Mtr. Miriam Escudero, Orchestra of the  Lyceum Mozarteum of Havana, Orchestra of the Great Theater  of Havana, Chamber Orchestra of Havana, National Juvenile  Symphonic Orchestra of St. Domingo at Dominican Republic,  Wind Quintet “Ventus Habana”. 

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