LEO was formed in December 2012 by musical director Dario Peluso and orchestra manager Celia Talbot, who share a huge passion for performing arts with Celia's background being in theatre and Dario's musical talent. LEO is made up of a fun, dedicated group of people from completely varied backgrounds: from full-time musicians to students, doctors, lawyers, policemen, charity-workers, bankers, teachers, scientists and journalists, all with musical talent and passion in common. This modern, dynamic orchestra is quickly gaining momentum in the London music scene, expanding its repertoire from classical to romantic and 20th Century music.
We want to interact with other artists with the same sense of experimentation and adventure. They might play all sorts of different music genres, dance, perform drama, make films or paint - any art form that we can work and blend with, thereby further enriching ourselves and our audience. We are called ‘London Euphonia’ not just because we are from London, but because we are immersed in the culture of this incredible city, from which we constantly draw inspiration. We strive to be as much a part of that culture as we possibly can.