EMG Symphony Orchestra Musical Director
Leo Geyer is a young London born composer and conductor. He studied composition and conducting at Manchester University, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts.
Leo has been awarded various accolades for composition including the RNCM Gold Medal Award, PRS/ESO Composition Competition and the Philip Bates Prize. Leo’s work has been performed worldwide as well as broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. He has had particular success with his theatrical works including his opera The Mermaid of Zennor, hailed by The Times as ‘imaginative and beautifully shaped’. Recent projects include works for the BBC Singers, Opera North and the Manchester Camerata.
As well as working as Musical Director for the EMG Symphony Orchestra, Leo is a Cover Conductor for the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, and conductor for the Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra. Leo is the founder and Artistic Director of Constella OperaBallet, whose upcoming projects include a garden for the Chelsea Flower Show, a production as part of The Brontë Society’s bicentenary celebrations, an opera-ballet incorporating undiscovered music written in Auschwitz, and a national project celebrating coal mining to be performed in a specially commissioned touring installation.
Also see the following interview with Leo