Leonardo Caimi studies at the Conservatory "F. Torrefranca" of Vibo Valentia, achieving the diploma in clarinet and, subsequently, to the Conservatory "A. Corelli" of Messina where he graduates him in lyric song. In the meantime he achieves the degree in Philosophy at the university of the Studies in Messina, with maximum votes and the praise.
In 2002 he wins the prestigious International Contest "Toti dal Monte" of Treviso, the scholarship awarding himself, and he is among the finalists of the 53° edition of the International Contest "G.B. Viotti" of Vercelli. In 2003 he is finalist to the contest "Young Lyric Singers of Europe" promoted by As.Li.Co. In 2005 he wins the 3° prize to the 15° International Contest "Rocca delle Macìe"; the 2° prize and special prize "The Best Tenor" to the 11° edition of the international contest for lyric singers "Ferruccio Tagliavini; the third prize to the contest "Voci Verdiane" of Busseto.
He begins his career interpreting roles as Paolino of Il Matrimonio Segreto; Ramiro of La Cenerentola; the Conte d’ Almaviva of Il Barbiere di Siviglia; the Cavalier Giocondo of La Pietra del Paragone; Orfeo in Orfeo e Euridice. Subsequently: Fenton in the Falstaff; Nemorino of L’Elisir d’amore; Alfred of La Traviata; Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi of Puccini; Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly; at the Teatro Verdi of Trieste, Teatro Bellini of Catania, Teatro Regio of Torino and Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.
Sings at the Teatro alla Scala di Milano the Petite Messe solennelle of Rossini and the Messa in Gloria of Mascagni. Subsequently he is invited to the Festival of Salisburgo for the role of Valerio in the first world execution of the work Il Ritorno di Don Calandrino di Cimarosa, directed by Riccardo Muti. He is protagonist, in Japan, with the orchestra of the Foundation A. Toscanini, exhibiting himself in concerts of verdi’s songs in the prestigious Yokoamas Minato Mirai Hall and Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara under the direction of Lorin Maazel.
His own theatrical and vocal versatility allows him to also face with boldness the operetta repertoire, distinguishing himself in the principal roles of Paganini by F. Lehàr; Cin-ci-Là and Il Paese dei Campanelli by Lombardo-Ranzati, receiving warm success at the Teatro Filarmonico of Verona.