Leonardo André Nunes Fernandes was born in Braga in 1998. He began his musical studies in 2004 at the Calouste Gulbenkian Conservatory of Music in Braga, finishing in 2016 the 8th grade, in the class of Professor Zeferino Pinto, with the maximum classification and having received the Prize Conservatory, Academic Merit Award, Artistic Merit Award and Best Finalist Student Award. In 2016 he joined the Superior School of Music and Performing Arts of Porto - ESMAE where he attends the 2nd year of his Bachelor in Professor Severo Martínez's class. He attended masterclasses with Severo Martínez, Petur Eiriksson, Reinaldo Guerreiro, Zeferino Pinto, Portuguese Brass, David Silva, Gabriel Antão, Kevin Hakes, Hugo Assunção, György Gyivicsan, Nuno Martins, Jarrett Butler, Stefan Schulz, Ricardo Pereira, Joaquim Oliveira, Luis Diego Bonnilla, Jacques Mauger, Thomas Horsch, Ian Bousfield, Filipe Alves, David Bruchez, Justin Clark, Massimo La Rosa, Bill Thomas, Zsolt Szabo, Robert Kaip, Fabrice Millischer, Jamie Williams, Csaba Wagner and Zoltan Kiss. He participates in the ESMAE Symphonic and Wind Orchestra. He attended the Symphonic and Wind Orchestra of the Calouste Gulbenkian Conservatory of Music in Braga; I, II, III and IV "Estágio de Orquestra CMCG", 1st Internship of Musical Improvement for Young Philharmonics - Youth Orchestra "Sopros do Minho", 1st and 2nd Intership of Wind Orchestra organized by the Caldas das Taipas Music Band, Junior Music Festival 2014 and OJ.COM Youth Orchestra (2013-2016). He collaborated with the Braga Chamber Orchestra, Braga Philharmonic Orchestra, Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble, Porto Symphony Orchestra Casa da Música, Portuguese Symphonic Band and Remix Ensemble Casa da Música, having the opportunity to work with such masters as: Paulo Matos, António Saiote, José Eduardo Gomes, Charles Gomes, Francisco Pinto, Valdemar Sequeira, Fernando Marinho, Martin André, Joana Carneiro, Pedro Carneiro, Jean-Sébastien Béreau, Cesário Costa, Ernst Schelle, Pedro Andrade, Jean-Marc Burfin, António Batista, Filipe Cunha, Francisco Ferreira, Peter Rundel, Leopold Hager and Baldur Brönimann. In 2017 he was admitted as a reserve in the "Orquesta Joven de la Sinfonica de Galicia". He participated in the 1st and 3rd edition of the Remix Ensemble Summer Academy in 2014 and 2016, working with conductor Peter Rundel and Remix Ensemble members, especially trombonist Ricardo Pereira. He was soloist with the wind orchestra (2012 and 2015), and with the symphonic orchestra (2013 and 2014) of the Calouste Gulbenkian Music Conservatory of Braga, after competition, and with the group "Massive Brass Attack!". He received several prizes: 1st Prize (Infantil, Juvenil and Junior categories), 3rd Prize (Junior Category) and Honorable Mention (Infantil Category) in the International Wind Instruments Competition "Terras de La Salette", in Oliveira de Azeméis; 1st prize (Class C) and 2nd prize (Class D) in the "Sopros do Alto Minho" Competition in Ponte de Lima and 1st prize (Category IV) in the 2nd International Trombone Competition of Castelo de Paiva. In 2018 he was admitted as principal trombone of the "Estágio Gulbenkian para Orquestra" and won the Hungarian Trombone Bootcamp International Trombone Competition in the Tenor Trombone category in Budapest. He is member of the ensembles "T'n'T" (Tubas and Trombones) under artistic direction of Hugo Assunção; and "Massive Brass Attack", under the artistic direction of Sérgio Carolino.