Leo McFall

Leo McFall is Principal Conductor of the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, and Chief Conductor of Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg. He also has a strong association with the Alma Mahler Kammerorchester. In recent seasons he has appeared with the BBC Philharmonic, The Hanover Band, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Dortmund Philharmonic, Belgrade Philharmonic, Oulu Sinfonia and Kuopio Symphony Orchestra. Leo McFall has conducted for English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival and Glyndebourne on Tour, Opera North, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, and the Heidelberg Theatre.  His recording of Emilie Mayer’s early symphonies won the 2021 Opus Klassik award for best recording of 18th Century Symphonic Music, and featured in the New York Times ‘Best Classical Recordings of 2020’ list. Leo McFall studied conducting at the Sibelius Academy and with Johannes Schlaefli at the Zürich Hochschule der Kunst. He was awarded the Deutsche Dirigentenpreis (German Conducting Prize) in 2015 and was a finalist in the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award in 2014.