For twenty years principal double bass with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Leon Bosch left the orchestra in 2014, to devote himself to his musical interests elsewhere.

Leon has an honoured place among the select group of virtuoso double bass players worldwide. Concerto engagements in many parts of the world with the likes of conductors Pinchas Zukerman, Nicolas Kraemer, Nicolae Moldoveanu and Guido Johannes Rumstadt have been matched by collaborations with a long line of leading chamber music groups - among them the Lindsay, Belcea and Brodsky string quartets, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, the Moscow Virtuosi and the Zukerman Chamber Players.

Leon has a growing discography of concerto and recital recordings including two albums devoted to the music of the great Giovanni Bottesini and two featuring music by British composers and everything from a disc of Russian music to another of compositions by Domenico Dragonetti, from the complete works for solo double bass by Dittersdorf, to Menotti's concerto and recordings of a string of neglected concertos for the instrument.