Craig Leon (born January 7, 1952) is an American-born record producer, composer, and arranger currently living in England. Leon was instrumental in launching the careers of many recording artists including The Ramones and Blondie.
Active in pop music production from 1974–1998, Leon has focused on classical composition, orchestration, arrangement, and recording from 1998 to the present. His work appears on many classical recordings with artists including Luciano Pavarotti, Andreas Scholl, Sir James Galway, Joshua Bell, The London Chamber Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and The London Symphony Orchestra.
Since 2014 Leon has also been releasing and touring his own modern electronic/orchestral compositions as well as releasing orchestral music on his Atlas Realisations label through PIAS late distribution worldwide. His latest project on the label is “The Film Scores and Original Orchestral Compositions of George Martin” performed by The Berlin Music Ensemble and conducted by Craig released in late 2017.
Over the years Leon’s compositions and arrangements have been extensively used in film, television and advertising sound tracks.