Born in London of Anglo-Indian descent, Leo Geyer is a young composer, conductor, and presenter. He began his career at the Royal Opera House as a Cover Conductor for The Royal Ballet and is now the Founder and Artistic Director of Constella Music.
Following his traineeship with the BBC, Leo made his debut as a presenter at the BBC Proms, live on Radio 3. Since then, Leo has appeared on BBC Radio 3 and 4, and on Sky Arts.
As a guest conductor, Leo has collaborated with the BBC Concert Orchestra, English National Opera, Birmingham Contemporary Music Ensemble, the National Theatre and other ensembles. Leo has received various accolades for composition the most recent of which is the Lord Mayor’s Composition Prize.
Leo’s music has been described by The Times as “imaginative and beautifully shaped” and has received performances by ensembles including the English Chamber Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Rambert Dance Company and Opera North. Leo is currently working on his first major film commission, creating a soundtrack for the Ukrainian silent film Man with a Movie Camera. Leo is studying for a doctorate in composition as the Senior Music Scholar at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.