After studying with Vincent La Selva at The Juilliard School, Barbara Leifer started her conducting career in 2011 at Carnegie Hall, New York City, conducting a Gala performance of Opera Arias and Overtures. Since that time she has conducted many concerts with choir, orchestra, and soloists in Berlin.


Barbara Leifer is the founder and musical director of The Diplomatic Choir of Berlin. They have performed concerts in the german capital, most notably at the Berliner Dom, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, The Berlin City Hall, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and at the Konzerthaus as part of the Young Euro Youth Classic Festival. 


Barbara has conducted The Berlin State Opera's Children's Choir, and The Diplomatic Choir of Berlin for Frank Walter Steinmeier, now President of Germany, and Foreign Minister Heiko at the Federal Foreign Ministry of Germany.