Leonard Weiss


Leonard began conducting his own compositions in 2007. More recently, Leonard has undertaken conducting tuition as a private conducting student of Richard Gill AO, in masterclasses with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and at the ANU. Leonard is Musical Director/Conductor of the National Capital Orchestra, the Canberra Youth Orchestra, the Canberra Qwire, the Australian National University Choral Society and Musical Director/Conductor of the Musica da Camera String Orchestra for its first concert series each year. He also is the Assistant Musical Director/Conductor of the Maruki Community Orchestra and conducts ensembles at Canberra Grammar School and Merici College. Leonard's upcoming conducting includes conducting the 67th Australian Intervarsity Choral Festival in July 2016.

List of major works conducted:

Composer Title Year
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 Fidelio, Op. 72 2016
Beethoven, Ludwig van Symphony No. 2, Op. 36  2012
Beethoven, Ludwig van Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 37  2013* soloist Anne Stevens
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 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
Borodin, Alexander Polovtsian Dances  2016
Brahms, Johannes Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 2016
Brahms, Johannes Symphony No. 4, Op. 98  2012
Brahms, Johannes Symphony No. 1, Op. 68  2013*
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
Chaminade, Cécile Concertino for Flute, Op. 107  2016 soloist Lily Bryant, 2013 soloist Alison Mountain
Copland, Aaron Hoe Down (arr. Strings) 2015
Debussy, Claude Ibéria from Images pour orchestre  2015*
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 2016
Dvořák, Antonín Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 "From the New World"  2015*
Elgar, Edward Enigma Variations, Op. 36  2015 Nimrod only, 2011*
Franck, César Symphony in D Minor  2016, 2012*
Fuchs, Robert Serenade No. 1, Op. 9  2014
Fuchs, Robert Serenade No. 3, Op. 21  2013
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
Gilbert, W. S. Excerpts from Pirates of Penzance 2016 Poor Wand'ring One soloist Kaitlin Nihill
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
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  2015, 2013
Grieg, Edvard Symphonic Dances Op. 64  2015
Grieg, Edvard Peer Gynt Suite No. 1  2015 In The Hall of the Mountain King only, 2015*, 2013
Grøndahl, Launy Concerto for Trombone  2013
Handel, George Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 12 in B Minor, HWV330  2016
Handel, George Coronation Anthems, HWV 258-261 2016
Haydn, Joseph Symphony No. 49 "La Passione"  2016
Haydn, Joseph Concerto in C for Cello  2013 soloist Teresa Neeman
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  2013*
Holst, Gustav St. Paul's Suite, Op. 29 No. 2  2012
Holst, Gustav The Perfect Fool, Op. 39 (ballet music)  2013*
Janáček, Leoš  Suite for Strings  2016
Kelly, Frederick Septimus Elegy for Strings  2015
Koehne, Graham Divertissement: Trois Pièces Bourgeoises  2016
Koehne, Graham Elevator Music  2016
Krommer, Franz Concerto for 2 Clarinets Op. 35  2015 soloists Lis Hoorweg and Jane Russell-Jones
Locatelli, Pietro Concerto Grosso No. 2  2014
Lutosławski, Witold Dance Preludes  2012 soloist Andrzej Nowicki
Mahler, Gustav Symphony No. 1 "Titan"  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
Mozart, W. A. Divirtimento in D Major, K.136/125a  2012
Mozart, W. A. Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, K. 313 2016 soloist John Smiles movement 1
Mozart, W. A. Horn Concerto No. 4, K495 (1st mvt)  2014 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
Mozart, W. A. Symphony No. 41, K. 551  2013*
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 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
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 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
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
Rachmaninoff, Sergei Prince Rostislav  2015*
Rachmaninoff, Sergei Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43  2015 soloist Dr. Edward Neeman
Ravel, Maurice Rapsodie Espagnole  2015*
Respighi, Ottorino Berceuse, P. 38 AP 2014
Respighi, Ottorino The Pines of the Appian Way from Pini di Roma 2016
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
Rutter, John Suite for Strings  2015
Rutter, John When Icicles Hang 2015
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 2017*
Schumann, Robert Konzertstück for four Horns and Orchestra, Op. 86 2016 soloists Angela Liu, Dianne Tan, Anne-Mari Siiteri, Iain Hercus, movement 1 Lebhaft
Scriabin, Alexander Le Poème de l'extase, Op. 54 2016
Shostakovich, Dmitri Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a  2015
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
Strauss II, Johann Excerpts from Die Fledermaus 2015 Overture and The Laughing Song (Mein Herr Marquis) soloist Rachael Duncan
Suk, Josef Symphony No. 2 "Asrael", Op. 27 2016
Suppé, Franz von Light Cavalry Overture 2015
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32  2013*
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr 1812 Festival Overture, Op. 49  2013
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Symphony No. 2, Op. 17  2015
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74  2016
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr The Nutcracker (suite), Op. 71a  2014
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr The Tempest, Op. 18  2014
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Romeo and Juliet, TH 42  2014*, 2014*, 2012*
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Symphony No. 3, Op. 29  2013*
Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Symphony No. 5, Op. 64  2013*
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 Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis  2014
Vaughan Williams, Ralph Phantasy Quintet  2013
Vaughan Williams, Ralph The Lark Ascending  2011 soloist John Gould
Verdi, Giuseppe Excerpts from Rigoletto 2016 Caro Nome soloist Kaitlin Nihill
Verdi, Giuseppe Excerpts from La Traviata 2015 Brindisi
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
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 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, rehearsal only
Westlake, Nigel Antarctica: Suite for Guitar and Orchestra  2016 soloist Matt Withers
Whitacre, Eric October  2015 arr. for String Orchestra
Williams, John Theme from Schindler's List 2015
Wirén, Dag Serenade For Strings, Op. 11  2016

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

Conducting Samples

Antarctica: Suite for Guitar and Orchestra – Westlake (soloist Matt Withers; National Capital Orchestra, March 2016)

Home – Phillip Phillips (Canberra Qwire, November 2014)

Some Nights – Fun (Canberra Qwire, November 2014)