Conductor & Soloist Director
Leon Bosch conducts both chamber and symphonic ensembles and is one of the few double bass players in the world to direct concertos from the bass.
He learnt the repertoire and craft of conducting during his 30 years playing in leading orchestras such as the Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Hallé. This has given him command of a broad literature, with an emphasis on chamber repertoire from his time in the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
He left the ensemble in 2014 to make the transition to conducting, encouraged to do so by Sir Neville Marriner. He studied in London with Sian Edwards and St Petersburg with Alexander Polishchuk. Since then, he has conducted groups in the UK and around the world, including I Musicanti, Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, Wrexham Symphony Orchestra, Icknield Ensemble, Bombay Chamber Orchestra and Universiteit Stellenbosch Camerata.