Leonard Weiss

Conducting

Leonard began conducting his own compositions in 2007 and has since risen to significant acclaim, primarily as an orchestral conductor. Leonard is the Musical Director/Conductor of the National Capital Orchestra, the Canberra Youth Orchestra, the Canberra Sinfonia, the Australian National University Choral Society and Musical Director/Conductor of the Musica da Camera String Orchestra for one concert series each year. He also is the Assistant Musical Director/Conductor of the Maruki Community Orchestra and conducts ensembles at Canberra Grammar School. Leonard has studied conducting privately with Richard Gill AO, with Johannes Fritzsch and the TSO in the 2018 Australian Conducting Academy, in masterclasses with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and at the Australian National University.

Recent career highlights include conducting opera favourites with Teddy Tahu Rhodes, jazz highlights with James Morrison AM and with The Idea of North, original orchestrations with Lucy Sugerman, a concert of video game soundtracks for the 2017 Canberra International Music Festival, and conducting the 67th Australian Intervarsity Choral Festival, in addition to recent tours to Munich, the USA and Dublin.

A stellar concert... Leonard Weiss and his reinvigorated NCO [are] a force to be reckoned with.
CityNews, 8 April 2018

Forget shivers down the spine - it was a full body-tingling experience for the audience... Leonard Weiss kept the orchestra, choir and soloists in precise accord throughout this magnificent, demanding performance [of Carmina Burana].
The Canberra Times, 24 July 2016

Repertoire


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Composer Title Year and Soloists
Albinoni, Tomaso Sonata for String Orchestra 2014
Bach, J. S. Orchestral Suite No. 2, BWV 1067 2013
Beethoven, Ludwig van Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Op. 56 2016 soloists Barbara Jane Gilby, David Pereira and Dr. Edward Neeman
Beethoven, Ludwig van Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 2013
Beethoven, Ludwig van Overture to Egmont, Op. 84 2018*
Beethoven, Ludwig van Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72 2016
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No. 2, Op. 36 2012
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No. 5, Op. 67 2018*
Beethoven, Ludwig van Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 37 2013* soloist Anne Stevens
Beethoven, Ludwig van Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73 2017 soloist Katherine Day
Beethoven, Ludwig van Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 2015 soloist John Gould
Bernstein, Leonard Overture to Candide 2017
Bernstein, Leonard Symphonic Dances from West Side Story 2017
Bizet, Georges Selections from Carmen 2018 soloist Teddy Tahu Rhodes, 2018 Carmen Suite (May & March); 2015 soloists Louise Page OAM, Rachael Duncan and Jeremy Tatchell
Böhme, Oskar Trumpet Concerto in F minor Op. 18 2015 soloist Farzana Choudhury
Boieldieu, François-Adrien Harp Concerto in C 2016 soloist Alice Giles AM
Borodin, Alexander Polovtsian Dances 2016
Brahms, Johannes Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 2018*
Brahms, Johannes Double Concerto in A minor, op. 102 2017 soloists Dimity Hall and Julian Smiles
Brahms, Johannes Hungarian Dance No. 5 2018 (July & May)
Brahms, Johannes Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 2017*, 2016, 2013*
Brahms, Johannes Symphony No. 4, Op. 98 2012
Brahms, Johannes Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Op. 56a 2018*
Britten, Benjamin Simple Symphony, Op. 4 2017
Britten, Benjamin The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra 2013*
Bruch, Max Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26 2013* soloist Barbara Jane Gilby
Bruckner, Anton Mass No.2 in E minor, WAB 27 2016
Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario Guitar Concerto No. 1, Op. 99 2018 soloist Matt Withers
Chaminade, Cécile Concertino for Flute, Op. 107 2016 soloist Lily Bryant, 2013 soloist Alison Mountain
Chesky, David Psalm No. 1 AP 2017
Coleman, Cy Barnum 2015* Canberra Grammar School
Copland, Aaron Appalachian Spring, concert suite 2017
Copland, Aaron Hoe Down (arr. Strings) 2015
Debussy, Claude Ibéria from Images pour orchestre 2015*
Debussy, Claude Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune 2018*
Donizetti, Gaetano Excerpts from Lucia di Lammermoor 2018 Il Dolce Suono soloist Louise Page OAM
Dvořák, Antonín Slavonic Dances Op. 46 (Nos. 3, 5, 7, 8) 2015
Dvořák, Antonín Slavonic Dances, Op. 72 (Nos. 1, 6 and 7) 2016
Dvořák, Antonín Excerpts from Rusalka 2015 Song to the Moon (Měsíčku na nebi Hlubokém) soloist Louise Page OAM
Dvořák, Antonín String Quintet No. 2, Op. 77 2013
Dvořák, Antonín Symphony No. 4, Op. 13 2016
Dvořák, Antonín Symphony No. 5, Op. 76 CP 2017
Dvořák, Antonín Symphony No. 7, Op. 70 2014
Dvořák, Antonín Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88 2018*, 2016
Dvořák, Antonín Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 "From the New World" 2015*
Elgar, Edward Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 2018 soloist Christopher Pidcock
Elgar, Edward Enigma Variations, Op. 36 2015 Nimrod only, 2011*
Elgar, Edward Light of Life, Op. 29 2018*
Franck, César Symphony in D Minor 2016, 2012*
Fuchs, Robert Serenade No. 1, Op. 9 2014
Fuchs, Robert Serenade No. 2, Op. 14 2017
Fuchs, Robert Serenade No. 3, Op. 21 2013
Gershwin, George An American in Paris 2017
Gershwin, George Bess, you is my Woman now from Porgy and Bess  2015 soloists Louise Page OAM and Jeremy Tatchell
Gershwin, George Rhapsody in Blue 2016 soloist Dr. Edward Neeman
Giazotto, Remo Adagio in G Minor (attriuted to Albinoni) 2017 soloist Sarah Crawford, 2016 soloist Dave Eggar
Gilbert, W. S. Excerpts from Pirates of Penzance 2016 Poor Wand'ring One soloist Kaitlin Nihill
Glass, Philip Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra AP 2017 soloist Gabi Sultana
Glazunov, Alexander Violin Concerto, Op. 82 2014 soloist John Gould
Glière, Reinhold Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 91 2017 soloist Rob Gladstones
Glière, Reinhold Russian Sailor's Dance from The Red Poppy, Op. 70 2015
Gluck, Christoph Willibald Excerpts from L'Orfeo 2018 Che Faro soloist Louise Page OAM, 2018 Che Faro soloist Tobias Cole
Gordon, Christopher Ceremonial GamesWP (concert) 2018
Gordon, Christopher Suite from Moby Dick AP, WP (mvt 4) 2017
Górecki, Henryk Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" CP 2018 soloist Louise Page OAM
Greenaway, Sally The Blue Mountains WP 2014
Greenaway, Sally Worlds Within Worlds WP (full orchestration) 2016
Grieg, Edvard Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op. 46 2018 exceprts (July & May), 2015, 2015*, 2013
Grieg, Edvard Symphonic Dances Op. 64 2015
Grøndahl, Launy Concerto for Trombone 2013
Handel, George Excerpts from Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11 2018 Ah! Spietato soloist Louise Page OAM
Handel, George Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 12 in B Minor, HWV 330 2016
Handel, George Coronation Anthems, HWV 258-261 2016
Handel, George Excerpts from Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 2018 Piangero la sorte mia soloist Louise Page OAM, 2018 Va Tacito, Dall'ondo... Aure, Caro Bella soloists Tobias Cole and Louise Page OAM
Handel, George Excerpts from Rinaldo, HWV 7 2018 Lascia Ch'io Piango soloist Louise Page OAM
Handel, George Excerpts from Serse, HWV 40 2018 Ombra Mai Fu soloist Louise Page OAM, 2018 Ombra Mai Fu soloist Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Handel, George Messiah, HWV 56 2017 soloists Greta Claringbould, Tobias Cole, Paul McMahon, Jeremy Tatchell
Haydn, Joseph Symphony No. 49 "La Passione" 2016
Haydn, Joseph Symphony No. 99 2017*
Haydn, Joseph Concerto in C for Cello 2013 soloist Teresa Neeman
Haydn, Joseph The Creation, Hob. XXI:2 2017 soloists Rachael Duncan, Charles Hudson and David Greco
Haydn, Joseph The Seasons, Hob. XXI:3 2018 soloists Rachael Duncan, Charles Hudson and Simon Lobelson
Hérold, Ferdinand Overture to Zampa 2016
Herrmann, Bernard Theme and Murder from Psycho 2013
Hill, Alfred Viola Concerto 2013 solist John Gould
Hindemith, Paul Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber 2017, 2013*
Hindson AM, Matthew It Is Better to be Feared than Loved CP 2017
Holst, Gustav A Somerset Rhapsody, Op. 21 2018
Holst, Gustav St. Paul's Suite, Op. 29 No. 2 2012
Holst, Gustav The Perfect Fool, Op. 39 (ballet music) 2013*
Honegger, Arthur Cello Concerto, H.72 2017 soloist Christian Renggli
Idle, Eric & Du Prez, John Not The Messiah (He's A Very Naughty Boy) CP 2018 soloists Demi Smith, Louise Page OAM, Nick Begbie, Tobias Cole, David Pearson
Janáček, Leoš Suite for Strings 2016
Kats-Chernin, Elena Wild Swans Suite 2018 movements 1-3 soloist Louise Page OAM
Kelly, Frederick Septimus Elegy for Strings 2015
Koehne AO, Graham Divertissement: Trois Pièces Bourgeoises 2016
Koehne AO, Graham Elevator Music 2016
Koehne AO, Graham Tivoli Dances CP 2017
Krommer, Franz Concerto for 2 Clarinets Op. 35 2015 soloists Lis Hoorweg and Jane Russell-Jones
Locatelli, Pietro Concerto Grosso No. 2 2014
Loesser, Frank Guys and Dolls 2013* Canberra Grammar School
Lutosławski, Witold Dance Preludes 2012 soloist Andrzej Nowicki
Mahler, Gustav Symphony No. 1 "Titan" 2017, 2014*
Marcello, Alessandro Oboe Concerto in D minor, S.Z799 2015 soloist Caroline Fargher
Massenet, Jules Le Cid (suite) 2015*
Mendelssohn, Felix Symphony No. 3 "Scottish", Op. 56 2015
Mendelssohn, Felix Violin Concerto, Op. 64 2016 soloist Donica Tran, 2012* soloist Terry Sing Lee
Mendelssohn, Felix Concerto for 2 Pianos in E major, MWV O 5 2016 soloists soloists Dr. Edward Neeman and Dr. Stephanie Neeman
Mercadante, Saverio Flute Concerto in E Minor, Op. 57 2017 soloist Jodie Petrov
Mouquet, Jules La flûte de Pan, Op.15 2018 soloist Serena Ford
Mozart, W. A. Divirtimento in D Major, K.136/125a 2012
Mozart, W. A. Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C major, K. 299/297c 2017 mvt 2 soloists John Smiles and Elizabeth Alford
Mozart, W. A. Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, K. 313 2016 mvt 1 soloist John Smiles
Mozart, W. A. Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, K.216 2017 mvt 1 soloist Shirahni Mudaliar
Mozart, W. A. Horn Concerto No. 4, K495 2014 mvt 1 soloist Dianne Springsteen
Mozart, W. A. Requiem Mass in D minor, K. 626 (Maunder completion) 2016 soloists Rachael Duncan, Janene Broere, Charles Hudson and Andrew Fysh OAM
Mozart, W. A. Symphony No. 29, K. 201 2018 (July), 2018* (Feb)
Mozart, W. A. Symphony No. 39, K. 543 2018*
Mozart, W. A. Symphony No. 40, K. 550 (first version) 2018
Symphony No. 41, K. 551 2013*
Mozart, W. A. Excerpts from Die Zauberflöte 2018 Ach, ich fuhl's soloist Louise Page OAM
Mozart, W. A. Excerpts from Don Giovanni 2016 Vedrai, carino and Batti, batti, o bel Masetto soloist Louise Page OAM, 2015 La ci Darem la Mano soloists Rachael Duncan and Jeremy Tatchell
Mozart, W. A. Excerpts from Le Nozze di Figaro 2018 Deh Vieni non Tardar and E Susanna non vien!... Dove sono i bei momenti soloist Louise Page OAM, 2016 E Susanna non vien!... Dove sono i bei momenti soloist Louise Page OAM, 2013* Overture
Mussorgsky, Modest arr. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition 2015, 2018
O'Boyle AM, Sean River Symphony CP 2016 soloists Susannah Lawergren and Sarahlouise Owens
Offenbach, Jacques La Belle Hélène 2014* overture
Orff, Carl Carmina Burana 2016 soloists Susannah Lawergren, Tobias Cole and Jeremy Tatchell
Pereira, David 4 Saxby Lane: Romance for Cello and Orchestra WP 2013 soloist David Pereira
Parry, Hubert 8 Four-Part Songs CP 2016
Parry, Hubert I Was Glad 2018*
Parry, Hubert Lady Radnor's Suite 2016
Poulenc, Francis Concerto for 2 Pianos, FP 61 2015 soloists Dr. Edward Neeman and Dr. Stephanie Neeman
Powell, John Suite from How to Train your Dragon CP 2017
Prokofiev, Sergei Peter and the Wolf 2018 narrator Paul English, 2017 (Feb & Dec) narrator Charles Hudson
Prot, Felix-Jean Simphonie Concertante No. 1 for two Violas 2016 soloists Alex Kunzelmann and Suzanna Powell movement 1
Puccini, Giacomo La Tregenda from Le Villi 2013
Puccini, Giacomo O mio Babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi  2015 soloists Louise Page OAM and Rachael Duncan
Puccini, Giacomo Excerpts from La Bohème 2016 Sì, Mi chiamano Mimi soloist Louise Page OAM
Puccini, Giacomo Excerpts from Tosca 2016 Vissi D'arte soloist Louise Page OAM
Puccini, Giacomo Excerpts from Madama Butterfly 2016 Un bel dì soloist Louise Page OAM
Purcell, Henry Excerpts from London Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626 2018 When I Am Laid In Earth soloist Louise Page OAM
Rachmaninoff, Sergei Prince Rostislav 2015*
Rachmaninoff, Sergei Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 2015 soloist Dr. Edward Neeman
Rautavaara, Einojuhani Pelimannit (The Fiddlers), Op. 1 2017
Ravel, Maurice Rapsodie Espagnole 2015*
Respighi, Ottorino Belkis, Queen of Sheba suite P. 177 CP 2017
Respighi, Ottorino Berceuse, P. 38 AP 2014
Respighi, Ottorino The Pines of the Appian Way from Pini di Roma 2016
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai Capriccio Espagnol 2018
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai Scheherazade, Op. 35 2015
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 2014*
Rodrigo, Joaquín Concierto de Aranjuez 2016 soloist Matt Withers
Rodrigo, Joaquín Concierto Madrigal 2018 soloists Matt Withers and Callum Henshaw
Rossini, Gioachino Excerpts from The Barber of Seville 2017 overture
Rossini, Gioachino Excerpts from William Tell 2018 overture (May & March)
Rutter, John Suite for Strings 2015
Rutter, John When Icicles Hang 2015
Sabin, Nigel Symphony CP 2017
Saint-Saëns, Camille Carnival of the Animals 2015 soloists James Huntingford and Andrew Rumsey
Sartori, Francesco Con te partirò 2016 soloist Louise Page OAM
Schönberg, Claude-Michel Les Misérables 2018 selections with Teddy Tahu Rhodes, 2017* Free-Rain Theatre Company
Schubert, Franz Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485 2018
Schumann, Robert Konzertstück for four Horns and Orchestra, Op. 86 2016 soloists Angela Liu, Dianne Tan, Anne-Mari Siiteri, Iain Hercus, movement 1 Lebhaft
Schumann, Robert Symphony No. 4, Op. 120 2018
Scriabin, Alexander Le Poème de l'extase, Op. 54 2016
Shostakovich, Dmitri Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a 2015
Shostakovich, Dmitri Festive Overture in A major, Op. 96 2017
Shostakovich, Dmitri Symphony No. 1, Op. 10 2014*
Sibelius, Jean Finlandia, Op. 26 2016 Verhelst arrangement for brass
Sibelius, Jean Symphony No. 2, Op. 43 2016
Sibelius, Jean Symphony No. 5, Op. 82 2014*
Sibelius, Jean The Wood Nymph (Skogsrået), Op. 15 AP 2017
Sinclair, Chloe Autonomy WP 2018
Smetana, Bedrich Vltava from Má vlast 2018
Sondheim, Stephen Sweeney Todd 2017 Dramatic Productions
Strauss II, Johann Excerpts from Die Fledermaus 2015 Overture and The Laughing Song (Mein Herr Marquis) soloist Rachael Duncan
Strauss, Richard Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (opening) 2016*
Stravinsky, Igor Concerto in D "Basel"e; 2018*
Stravinsky, Igor Octet for Wind Instruments 2018*
Stravinsky, Igor Suite from Firebird (1919) 2017
Suk, Josef Symphony No. 2 "Asrael", Op. 27CP 2016
Suppé, Franz von Light Cavalry Overture 2015
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32 2013*
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Festival Overture "1812", Op. 49 2013
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Symphony No. 2, Op. 17 2015
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Symphony No. 3, Op. 29 2013*
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Symphony No. 5, Op. 64 2013*
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 2016
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr The Nutcracker (suite), Op. 71a 2018 excerpts (July & May), 2014
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr The Tempest, Op. 18 2014
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Romeo and Juliet, TH 42 2014*, 2014*, 2012*
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 2018*
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 2016 mvt 2 soloist Helena Popovic, 2014 mvt 1 soloist Eric Shek, 2012 soloist John Gould
Telemann, Georg Concerto for 2 Horns in E-flat major, TVW 52 2015 soloists Dianne Tan and Angela Liu
Vanhal, Johann Concerto in D Major for Double Bass 2013 soloist David Flynn
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Concerto in A minor for Oboe and Strings 2017 soloist Chayla Ueckert-Smith
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis 2014
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Phantasy Quintet 2013
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Symphony No. 8 in D minor 2018
Vaughan Williams, Ralph The Lark Ascending 2011 soloist John Gould
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Toward the Unknown Region 2018*
Verdi, Giuseppe Excerpts from Rigoletto 2016 Caro Nome soloist Kaitlin Nihill
Verdi, Guiseppe Excerpts from Don Carlos 2018 soloist Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Verdi, Giuseppe Excerpts from La Traviata 2018 E Strano, Brindisi soloists Sarahlouise Owens, Louise Page OAM, Tobias Cole; 2015 E Strano, Brindisi soloists Rachael Duncan, Louise Page OAM, Jeremy Tatchell
Verdi, Giuseppe Excerpts from Il Trovatore 2015 Coro di Zingari
Verdi, Giuseppe Excerpts from Les Vêpres Siciliennes 2014 overture
Verdi, Giuseppe Selections from Aida 2015 Triumphal March
Vine AO, Carl Symphony No. 6 "Choral" 2017
Vine AO, Carl Wonders CP 2017 soloists Penelope Mills and Christopher Hillier
Vivaldi, Antonio Concerto Grosso, RV151 2015
Vivaldi, Antonio Concerto for two Violins in A Major, RV 519 2012 soloists Jessie Regan and Vincent Edwards
Wagner, Richard Prelude to Lohengrin, Act III 2016
Weber, Carl Maria von Excerpts from Der Freischütz 2018 Wie nahte mir der Schlummer soloist Louise Page OAM; 2012 overture
Weber, Carl Maria von Bassoon Concerto in F Major, Op. 75 2015 soloist Matthew Ventura
Weber, Carl Maria von Clarinet Concertino, Op. 26 2014* soloist Rosemary Barnes
Wells, Jessica Zodiac Animalia WP 2018
Westlake, Nigel Antarctica: Suite for Guitar and Orchestra 2016 soloist Matt Withers
Whitacre, Eric October 2015 arr. for String Orchestra
Whitwell, Sally Running, Resting, Reeling CP 2018
Williams, John Raiders March 2018
Williams, John Star Wars suite for orchestra 2018
Williams, John Theme from Schindler's List 2015
Williams, Natalie Chambers of the South CP 2017
Williams, Natalie Sonic Boom CP 2018
Wirén, Dag Serenade For Strings, Op. 11 2016

WP World Premiere
AP Australian Premiere
CP Canberra Premiere
* assistant conductor or rehearsal only

Double Concerto, Op. 102 [mvt 3] - Brahms

National Capital Orchestra with Dimity Hall and Julian Smiles, 21 October 2017

Sweeney Todd [finale] - Sondheim

Dramatic Productions, 19 October 2017

Firebird Suite (1919) [excerpt] - Stravinsky

Canberra Youth Orchestra, 26 August 2017

If I Were a Bell - Loesser arr. Crellin/Lyall

Canberra Youth Orchestra with The Idea of North, 8 April 2017

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story [excerpt] - Bernstein

Canberra Youth Orchestra, 8 April 2017

Blanziflor et Helena and O Fortuna - Orff

National Capital Orchestra and Canberra Choral Society, 23 July 2017

Antarctica: Suite for Guitar and Orchestra - Westlake

National Capital Orchestra with Matt Withers, 24 March 2016