Dino Leone
accordionist

 

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Dino Leone, accordionistDino Leone was born in Canosa (Bari) in the region of Puglia (Italy). He studied accordion with professor Alessandro Mangione, member of the Frontalini accordion Orchestra, and studied composition and orchestration with professor Frank Mella. A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto in theory and rudiments, he is also a member of American Accordionist Association of New York and the Accordionists Association of Quebec. He also  studied classical and jazz piano.

Dino Leone has written musical arrangements for a series of ballroom dancing records.His television performance credits include  Radio Canada programs, commercials and specials such as hommage to Édith Piaf with the Vic Vogel orchestra.

He has played also in many movie soundtracks, including American Dreamer with the famous Italian actor Gian Carlo Giannini.

Dino Leone gave concerts at the Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon in Montmagny in 2003-2004, 2011 and for the Accordion Association of Quebec (A.D.A.Q)in 2005, 2009, 2010. In 2014, he gave concerts to the Conservatoire de l’Estrie and to the Stewart Hall in Pointe-Claire.

 

In 2011, he participated in the last disc of Michel Louvain, Je n'ai pas changé

 

 

Dino Leone au Conservatoire de musique de l'EstrieOn 11 February 2012, Mr. Dino Leone was the guest artist at Estrie Conservatory of Music.


 

He teaches privately and has given accordion lessons on technique and interpretation for Cégep Marie-Victorin, Concordia University and Vanier College in Montreal.

   

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