Leo Geyer’s Moving Figure To Be Performed At Camerata Concert

Posted on January 24, 2013

On Sunday 20 January Manchester Camerata held its annual Composers Workshop day with students from the RNCM, Chethams and, for the first time, Salford University.

Leo Geyer composerMusicians from Camerata spent a very successful day rehearsing, discussing and developing the works of 11 young composers with conductor Gergely Madaras, Philip Cashian, head of composition at the Royal Academy of Music who was the composer mentor for the day, and the students themselves.

After much deliberation we are delighted to announce that Leo Geyer’s composition, Moving Figure has been selected to be performed in our main Manchester concert season, on Saturday 20 April at the RNCM.

Leo is currently in his third year on the joint course at Manchester University and the RNCM, where he is studying composition with Dr David Horne and conducting with Mark Heron.  Recent projects include a commission for the Olympic 20×12 New Music Weekend at the Southbank Centre and an operatic aria for Music Theatre Wales/Opera North.  His music has been performed by ensembles including the Danel Quartet, Psappha and Vaganza, and he has won a number of awards for composition, including an RNCM Gold Medal in 2011.

The Composers’ Project is generously supported by the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.