Malcolm Macleod was born in Scotland and grew up in Middlesex, where he learnt the piano and then the organ.  He often plays as an accompanist on piano, organ or harpsichord.

He started his singing life at school, and since then has sung in many choirs, large and small, appearing in recordings with the Cambridge University Musical Society, Cambridge Chorale and the Elgar Chorale, amongst others.  Until 2002 he lived in Cambridge, working on the Science Park and then as an academic in Cambridge University and Fellow of Queens’ College.

Malcolm has been conducting since 1984, when he formed a choir in Cambridge.  He has conducted several other choirs, including for some time as chorus master of the Cambridge Philharmonic Society.  He was also the organist and choirmaster at the  church of St. John the Evangelist in Cambridge from 1995.  He is a past Chairman of the very successful Elgar Chorale.  He sings with the local singing group Serenata and two talented national choirs: Sine Nomine International Touring Choir and Choros Amici, both of which perform across the UK and abroad.  He also runs choral workshops and performs as an accompanist on organ, piano and harpsichord, and as a Bass/Baritone soloist.

He now lives and works in Malvern, and is also a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde.  He was appointed music director of the Ledbury Choral Society in 2005.