Double Bass Virtuoso
As a double bass soloist, Leon Bosch has performed concertos across the world and recorded 15 solo CDs, with varied programmes ranging from Hungarian, Russian and British repertoire to explorations of composers such as von Dittersdorf, Valls, and Cervera-Bret..
He is also a champion of new music and is working with today’s leading composers to establish a diverse body of repertoire for the instrument.
In recent years he has returned to his roots with a project to commission South African composers. The first CD, The South African Double Bass, came out in February 2020 and Leon will tour its repertoire in 2021.
In 2020 he also embarked on a project to revive the sonatina, commissioning seven British composers to interpret the form for double bass. The first to be completed is Lockdown Dialogues, a sonatina for socially distanced double bass and piano by Geoffrey Poole. Leon will tour the repertoire in 2021 and record it for Meridian Records.