Don’t miss this opportunity to see Leo, performing again at the WACIDOM concert at Holy Trinity Church in Market Gate at 12.30pm on Saturday 18th February. He will be playing:
J. S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in E Major, BWV 854
Haydn Sonata in C, Hob. XVI 50- Allegr,o Adagio, Allegro molto
M. Ravel Sonatine – Modéré, Mouvement de menuet, Animé
Chopin Bolero, Op. 19
Chopin Nocturne D Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 2
Chopin Etude Op. 25 No. 12 “Ocean”
The video below shows him performing at Holy Trinity last year.
Leo, 9, began learning the piano at 6 with the distinguished teacher Simon Bottomley.
A year later he became the world’s fastest and youngest pianist to pass ABRSM Grade 8 with one of the highest distinctions, 144/150.
Next Leo appeared on Britain’s Got Talent before gaining his ATCL Diploma aged 7 with only a few months’ practice, setting his second world record.
At 8 years old, Leo broke a third record to become the youngest player to gain the LTCL Performance Diploma from Trinity College London – equivalent to the @nal year of an undergraduate degree – with another distinction, 92/100. His age was a startling three years younger than the previous world record, and was featured on ITV News.
Leo thrives on competitions. He has won First Prize in the EPTA Belgium 2016 competition, category 1, was the youngest attender and winner of the Poland International Chopin Festival highest category IV, and the youngest performer of a personal concert at the World Piano Teachers’ Conference. After winning the American Protégé 2016 Judges’ Distinction Award, Leo was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, New York, for Memorial Day in May 2016.
Over Christmas 2016, Leo gave three solo concerts and two performances with orchestra in Italy, provoking rapturous applause and standing ovations wherever he went. He also starred in Chinese New Year concerts in London, Oxford and Manchester, and continues to receive invitations from concert producers and TV companies around the world.