Composer and percussionist Leon Milo (b.1956) received his Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School in 1980. He has given recitals and had works presented in major cities throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel. As an orchestral musician Milo has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, and Oslo Philharmonic, and from 1981 to 1984 he served as principal timpanist/percussionist with the Israel Sinfonietta.
Milo returned to his native Los Angeles in 1985 to devote himself to composition, under the tutelage of Leonard Stein. His work ANTIPHON (1986) for chamber ensemble was performed at Radio France, and HEI-KYO-KU (1987) for soprano and eighteen instruments was presented at New Music Los Angeles 1987. VERSET (1988) for ten instruments was commissioned by John and Rose Mary Harbison for the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group. His orchestral work QUINTRILLIUM was premiered by the Ventura Symphony (CA) in 1991.
Milo went to Paris in 1989 on a Fulbright Fellowship, studying with Gilbert Amy. He was also a recipient of the Fondation de France, Lili and Nadia Boulanger Fellowship. He continues to live and work in Paris, composing for film and television as well as the concert stage.
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