Leonhard Waltersdorfer was born on December 20th, 1993 and is currently living in Vienna. Since 2018 he is percussionist in the Stage Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera.
He started playing percussion at the age of 5 and is now studying percussion at Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien (Vienna) and Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz.
Leonhard is playing regularly in various orchestras and opera houses such as the Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Staatsoper, Volksoper Wien, Oper Graz, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich, musicAeterna and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under conductors like Zubin Mehta, Ricardo Muti, Gustavo Dudamel, Teodor Currentzis, Peter Eötvös, Daniel Harding and many more.
He won numerous first prizes at national and international competitions such as the International Percussion Competition and Italy Percussion Competition in Italy or the Prima la Musica competition in Austria.