Leonidas Kavakos joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as conductor and violinist this past August, for a programme including Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7. This video features an excerpt from his Beethoven performance.
In this article from January 2016, a quarter century after the Greek violinist made his pioneering recording of the Sibelius Concerto alongside its original version, he talks to Andrew Mellor about his relationship with the work
Violinist Leonidas Kavakos this year presented his eighth Musical Horizons Conservatory masterclass series. Toby Deller attended the three-day event in Athens, during which Kavakos proved himself to be not only an intelligent and dedicated teacher, but also an advocate of social cohesion and personal responsibility through music
‘When I sit in the orchestra and we do the Schoenberg together it feels like chamber music on a very large scale, and that’s the ideal thing’. So says Alisa Weilerstein of the Trondheim Soloists, with whom she will perform R Strauss’s Prelude for string sextet from Capriccio, Tchaikovsky’s ...