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Leo Geyer

Wind Orchestra and Composition


Junior Trinity
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF

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Leo Geyer is a young composer and conductor with a passion for imaginative, daring and dramatic approaches to music-making, encompassing new work, interdisciplinary collaborations and reimaginings of existing music. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Constella OperaBallet and Music Director for the Devon Philharmonic Orchestra and has worked as a guest conductor with English National Opera, the National Theatre, English Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble 212 (USA) and AUT (Denmark). He has been described by James Murphy, CEO of the Royal Philharmonic Society as “one of the great young British conductors to watch”. Leo has received various accolades for composition, having most recently been awarded the Lord Mayor’s Composition Prize. He has fulfilled major commissions, which include works for the European Capital of Culture, Tate St. Ives, Opera North, Rambert Dance Company and BBC Singers. Leo has received particular acclaim for his stage works, including his opera The Mermaid of Zennor, described by The Times as “imaginative and beautifully shaped”. Leo is currently the Senior Music Scholar at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford studying for a doctorate in opera-ballet composition under the supervision of Prof. Robert Saxton. Alongside his composing and conducting endeavours, Leo recently joined the BBC Open Music Programme on the pathway to become a presenter for Radio 3 and the BBC Proms.

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