Leandro Silvera is Head of Chamber Music at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and Head of Strings at King’s College School, where he conducts the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, which he has taken on concert tours to Tuscany and Andalucia.
He has performed as guest conductor for the Royal College of Music Junior Department (where he is a tutor in chamber music and cello) and the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain.
He has recently conducted at St John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall, St James’ Piccadilly and the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall of the Royal College of Music. He conducted an orchestra of 100 young musicians in a performance of Saint-Saens Organ Symphony in Guildford Cathedral at a Gala Concert to celebrate the centenary of King’s College School.
Leandro is the conductor of the Pro Corda Chamber Orchestra, an orchestra for highly gifted young musicians that meets every year in Leiston Abbey and performs in Aldeburgh, and regularly coaches the cello and string sections of the National Children’s Orchestra and Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra.
Leandro has performed extensively as a cellist, including in recitals at St James’ Piccadilly, Manchester Cathedral and the Great Hall of King’s College School, and as a soloist in the Dvorak Cello Concerto with Trafford Youth Orchestra and Wirral Symphony Orchestra.
Leandro works as a cellist with several orchestras, including the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, English National Opera, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata (including as Principal), Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Golden Age (on baroque cello).
As a chamber musician, Leandro has won the Hirsch Award, the Granada Prize and the Arnold Prize as a member of the Chalabi String Quartet and the Ager Oboe Quartet. He is currently the cellist of the newly-formed King’s Piano Trio.