Leon Gee, NSGSO Conductor
Following formative musical training as a violinist, Leon studied conducting at the Birmingham Conservatoire under Jonathan Del Mar, with further studies in the Czech Republic, at Dartington and with the British Youth Opera. Since then, he has worked with many different ensembles including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.
He has become one of the UK’s foremost trainers of younger orchestras, being founder Music Director for the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra with guest work including orchestras at the Birmingham Conservatoire, the Guildhall and Royal Welsh College Junior Departments, Oxford University Orchestra, Pro Corda and the Scottish Schools Orchestra Trust. Leon began his conductorship of NSGSO in 2009 and currently also holds conductorship of Ealing Youth Orchestra and Chiltern Youth Chamber Orchestra. In addition, he has recently worked with the London College of Music LCM Sinfonia and the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales.