Leonard Kwon, born in U.S.A. and raised in South Korea, studied recorder and musicology at Seoul National University of Arts. He was deeply inspired by the early music movement and conductors as Frans Brüggen and Nicolas Harnoncourt, that he moved to the Netherlands and received his degree in recorder at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague and orchestral conducting at Amsterdam Conservatory.
Lately he was the assistant conductor for four productions with Dutch National Opera Academy (Mozart;Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, Kulenty;The Mother of Black-Winged Dreams, Massenet; Cendrillon), and was one of the three selected candidates to work with Orchestra of the 18th century during the young conductors project. As a guest conductor he worked with Residentie Orkest and Gwangju Symphony Orchestra (Korea).
Leonard attended masterclasses of Daniele Gatti, Johannes Schlaeﬂi, Michel Tabachnik, Nicolas Pasquet, Marc Albrecht and Jorma Panula.
From September 2017 he is part of the National Master in Orchestral Conducting program, a joint program of the Royal Conservatory of the Hague and Amsterdam Conservatory, mentored by Ed Spanjaard, Jac van Steen and Kenneth Montgomery.