Flora Leo - B i o g r a p h y
At 9 years old, Flora was awarded a specialist scholarship to study the piano and violin at Wells Cathedral School before continuing her musical education at the Royal Academy of Music in London where she was offered a full scholarship to study Media and Applied Music (Composition).
As a composer, she regularly conducts, directs and produces her own works in both recording studio and concert hall environments, and although she has a keen interest in music for Film and TV, she also writes and performs classical chamber music and is a prolific pop and musical theatre songwriter.
She is currently writing the book, music and lyrics for 'Triangularity' and 'The Most Beautiful Suicide' which will be performed at the Tristan Bates Theatre in September 2018.
Other original musicals include 'Show & Tell' and 'The Lightning Road'.
She has also worked as producer/arranger for West End star Yanle Zhong (‘Avenue Q’), and as producer/writer/arranger on ‘The Space In Between’ for singer Jonathan Eio:
– “The string section is particularly effective... It has great production which manages to retain the clarity of the accompaniment” – John Gregory, IOM Today.
Her writing and arranging credits include the documentary 'The Way We Are in London', extracts from the TV series 'Simon Schama's History of Britain' and the US film 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen'.
In 2018 Flora was the MD for 'The Last Five Years' at the London Theatre with Seagull and Wolf Productions and was nominated for an 'Offy' for Best Musical Director for 'Free Solo' at the Drayton Arms Theatre.
Her musical 'The Lightning Road' will had its first professional production at The Actors' Church in Covent Garden on 26th October 2018.