Biography of Leon Leslie:
Leslie Leon studied with Prof. Ingrid Figur and Prof. Turid Karlsen at the University of Arts and the Academy for Music and Theatre in Hamburg. Further studies took her to Prof. Laura Sarti at the Guildhall School of Music and Theatre in London. Besides her stage performances (in opera, concert and oratorio), contemporary music is one of her focus points. She has been invited to perform at festivals such as Wien Modern, the Musikfest Berlin, the Festival de Mexico en el Centro Histórica, the Theaterspektakel Zürich, the Warsaw Autumn Festival and MaerzMusik in Berlin. She has worked with the Klangform Wien, the ensemble für neue musik zürich and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and others, and has given the world premières of numerous works written for her. She is currently being supported by the Pro-Exzellenzia Scholarship of the European Union.