Leon Starker 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.

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

In addition to the Cape Town Youth Choir, Leon conducts the University of Cape Town choir.

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.