Kevin is a composer based in Glasgow, Scotland. He writes primarily for acoustic instrumental forces. His works have been performed by Psappha Ensemble, Ensemble Okeanos, Oregon Composers’ Symposium Guest Artists, Ensemble Móbile, Neave Trio, Society for New Korean Music, TaiHei Ensemble, Glasgow New Music Expedition, and The Hermes Experiment.

In 2017, Kevin graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MMus by research, completed under the supervision of Professor Bill Sweeney and Dr. Jane Stanley. He is  now undertaking doctoral studies with Jane Stanley, with his research focussing on aspects of cross-cultural composition. Additionally, Kevin is  a graduate teaching assistant for the new course, Composition in the Classroom.

Kevin has have attended several conferences and courses to have his works performed, including Debussy in 2018: A Centenary Celebration, Sound Thought, British Forum for Ethnomusicology and Royal Musical Association joint Research Students’ Conference, University of Glasgow College of Arts Postgraduate Conference, Longy Divergent Studio, Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, CoMA Midwinter Composition Course, and Psappha Ensemble Composing for Flute Scheme.

Kevin is  interested in music education and has participated in projects at both primary and secondary school level. During his master’s, he worked closely with Jane Stanley to implement a composition mentoring scheme that involved students from Glasgow secondary schools who were provided tuition on a regular basis. This programme has since become the Scottish Young Composers Project, where he works as assistant coordinator.

In August, Kevin was selected to participate in Enterprise Music Scotland’s Train and Sustain 2018 programme, where he is currently working with Fauna String Quartet to implement a composition education project at Penicuik High School in Midlothian.

Kevin is also passionate about the promotion of postgraduate practice and research in music. Since 2015, he has been involved with Sound Thought, an annual postgraduate-run conference and festival of music and sound research, composition, and performance. Kevin was a committee member of Sound Thought 2016, where he facilitated the premiere of four new works by Glasgow New Music Expedition. He was the committee chair for Sound Thought 2017, overseeing the tenth anniversary which was marked by the most ambitious iteration of the festival yet. Over eighty delegates participated, representing fifteen countries from around the world. He is currently chairing the committee for Sound Thought: Signal, with upcoming events at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in November 2018 and February 2019.

Photo by Joanne Williamson


Kevin Leomo

United Kingdom
55° 51' 51.2532" N, 4° 15' 6.5016" W