ctyc conductor:

Leon Starker

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Leon completed a B.Sc degree with Chemistry and Maths as well as the Higher Education Diploma at Stellenbosch University. During his student years he studied singing with Prof. George van der Spuy and sang in the Stellenbosch University Choir.

Leon holds an M.Mus in Choral Conducting from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

In addition to the Cape Town Youth Choir, Leon conducts the St Cyprian’s Girls Choir and taught choral conducting from 2015 to 2018 at the South African College of Music (University of Cape Town).

At the 9th “Musica Eterna Roma” International Choir Competition in July 2018 he was awarded the Conductor’s Prize.

Leon’s day job is IT Manager at a financial services company. He is married to Louise (a music teacher) and they have three daughters.


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