Virginia Leo is a composer, pianist, and vocalist working primarily with video games but also writes music across all other mediums. She was born in Italy and moved to the UK in 2002. When she was 9 years old she began studying piano under the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Later, in 2016 she continued her musical education by studying Popular Music at Cardiff and Vale College, achieving a Triple Grade Distinction. Unsure whether to pursue her journey in musical performance, she decided to combine her two biggest passions: games and music. Therefore, in 2018 she began her Bachelor Honours Degree in Sound for Games and Apps at the dBs Sound & Music Institute in Bristol where she studied game engines, middleware, surround sound, and studio recording techniques. During her time at university, she began developing a keen interest in education, gamification, and VR. Virginia has made a name for herself in the game jam scene attending the Global Game Jam every year since 2019 and composing for the Nordic Game Jam 2021 LoFi livestream on Twitch. Her enthusiasm for game jams led her to organise and manage the Kids Game Jam online event as part of the 2021 Cardiff Science Festival. Virginia's most notable work was featured in "The White Rabbit Update" in the popular game release "The Baby In Yellow" by Team Terrible which has over 40 million downloads on Android/iOS and PC. She also has a passion for film and scored for the nature documentary "Peregrine Coast" which was awarded the Animalis Fabula Film Festival's 'Official Selection' for 2021. Recently Virginia has been teaching digital music production to school pupils aged 7 - 18 alongside RDM (Reid's Digital Music).

AWARDS

'Frank's Anatomy'

Best Overall Game

Global Game Jam 2020
'Home Invasion'

Yogscast Award

Global Game Jam 2019