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 began his career at the Royal Opera House as a Cover Conductor for The Royal Ballet and now enjoys a diverse career as Founder/Artistic Director of Constella OperaBallet, Music Director for the Devon Philharmonic Orchestra and has guest conducted with the English Chamber Orchestra, National Theatre and English National Opera. Leo has received various accolades for composition, having most recently been awarded the Lord Mayor’s Composition Prize. 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. Leo recently joined the BBC Open Music programme on the pathway to become a presenter for BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Proms