Waleriy Trubin-Leonoff was born in Michurinsk, Tambovskaya Oblast. In 1970 he graduated from the Leningrad Music College of the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory (Class of Piano and Choral Conducting).
In 1974 he graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov Leningrad State Conservatory, class of prof. A. Anisimov (Choral Conducting Department), Prof. I. Musin (Opera and Symphony Conducting) in 1977 and the People’s Artist of the USSR Y. Temirnkanov in 1981 (Post-Graduate Studies).
From 1977 to 1981 worked as a conductor of the Novosibirsk Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre and as a professor of the Novosibirsk Conservatory. In 1979 he became a laureate of the International Opera and Ballet Competition. From 1981 to 1988, V.P. Trubin-Leonov worked as the Chief Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the Lugansk Oblast Philharmonia.
During that period the professional level of the Lugansk Symphony Orchestra was considerably raised, and a number of a number of notable events were organised, including Lugansk personal concerts of A. Shtogarenko, M. Skorik, V. Gubarenko, as well as the first performances of I. Stravinsky Psalm Symphony, G. Mahler’s First Symphony and S. Taneev’s Cantata John of Damascus.
Since 2016 he has been working at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky State Academic Theatre.