Leonidas Kavakos, a Greek violinist performs at the Hollywood Bowl on 4th and 6th of August participating at the “Classical Tuesday and Thursday” event. The amazing Greek virtuoso performs Tchaikovsky while Russian violinist Vadim Repin reels off Brahms all under the baton of Leonard Slatkin.
Kavakos has established himself as one of the most sought after young virtuoso violinists and appears regularly with leading orchestras and in recitals throughout the world. He was born in Athens in 1967. He made his concert debut at the Athens Festival in 1984 and his United States debut in 1986. Kavakos has performed with the symphony orchestras of Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Saint Louis, and Montreal as well as the Minnesota Orchestra and Washington’s National Symphony in North America. In Europe, he works with the London Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the NDR Symphony Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Sinfonie-Orchester, the Stockholm Philharmonic, and the Munich Philharmonic. In 1991, Kavakos won the Gramophone Concerto Award for his world premiere release of the Sibelius Violin Concerto in both its final and original 1903/04 version