Leonor Figueroa Sanabia

Pianist, Leonor Figueroa Sanabia, was born in Puerta de Tierras, Puerto Rico, the 8th of July, 1908. She began her piano studies with her mother, pianist Carmen Sanabia Von Ellinger. She also studied and graduated from the class of Elisa Tavárez. Like her sister Carmelina, she was a pupil of María Tosca de Gómez and Jorge Rubiano. She was awarded the "Teodoro Aguilar" scholarship and went to the "Real Conservatory" in Madrid, winning there 3 important prizes: first prize in piano and chamber music and the extraordinary prize in piano "María del Carmen."

In 1932 she went to Paris to the "Ecole Normale de Musique" where she studied with Alfred Cortot. She graduated in 1934 obtaining the "Licence de Concert." She was a founder of the Figueroa Music School and performed many concerts in Puerto Rico. She died in San Juan in 1945.

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