Klaus Leopold studied at the University of the Arts Berlin with Prof. Klaus Stoll and won a scholarship from the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmoninc. During his student days he also played in the German National Youth Orchestra and in the European Community Youth Orchestra.
In 1983, he initially became a member of the Kammerphilharmonie when it was still called the Chamber Orchestra of the Young German Philharmonic. He later moved to the Berlin Symphony Orchestra before returning to The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen for good in 2003.
His favourite leisure pursuit is tending the roses in his garden.