Ismael Ledesma is a Paraguayan composer, & harpist.
His career as a musician started with his mother`s group, Los Madrigales.
His father taught him to play the harp at the age of 5.
In 1982, he travelled to Paris in order to join a circle of Latin American musicians, like “Los Guayakies” with Pedro Leguizamon, “Los diablos del Paraguay” with Pedro Ramirez, and “Los Tupi” with Rubito Luna, among others.
But in 1985, he decided to pursue a solo career.
In addition to his artistic activities, Ismael perfected his French, enrolling at the University of Sorbonne in Language and French Civilisation. He also became a student at the International Music Conservatoire of Paris, Alfred de Vigny.
Ismael has made 13 CDs with different producers: French, German, Swiss and Paraguayan.
He received the recognition "Personality of Latin America" by the French Senate for his cultural and musical accomplishments.
He has performed throughout the whole world; In Japan, in the US, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan and the European countries.
He participates in important Harp Festivals, like the Prague World Harp Festival, The Edinburgh International Harp Festival, the Celtic Harp Festival Dinan, Harfentreffen Germany, at Stamford, England and many more.
He also takes part in Paraguayan events, such as the Festival Paraguaype and the World Harp Festival in Asuncion.
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