Leonel Morales, a pianist of Cuban origin, studied at the University of Havana under the Frank Fernández, a student of Víctor Merzhanov, who in turn was a disciple of Feinberg, and continued postgraduate studies with Dmitry Voskresensky and Jacov Latainer. As a teacher deeply linked to the Russian School, he has offered Masterclasses all over the world in places such as the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and in Korea, Italy, Mexico, France, Belgium and China. His students have been awarded in more than 40 international piano competitions. He is regularly invited as a jury in important international piano competitions such as Shenzen International Piano and Orchestra Competition, Cleveland Competition, Pozzoli, Scriabin (Grosseto), Lyon, Valsecia, Cesar Franck, Pancho Vladigerov, Ferrol, etc.
He is an Exclusive Artist of the Yangtze River Piano (China), Artistic Director and Founder of the Maria Herrero International Piano Competition (Granada), the Rioja International Piano Competition and the Composers of Spain International Piano Competition (Madrid). He is also a professor at the Sommerakademie in Salzburg and at the Alfonso X el Sabio University in Madrid.
He has given two tours in the United States with the National Orchestra of Spain and the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico with Columbia Artists, and has had the opportunity to play in the most important venues in North America, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Center, etc. with great critical and public aclaim.