First invitation to the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: 19 April 2015 (violinist)
Leonidas Kavakos is recognized throughout the world as a violinist and artist of rare quality. Acclaimed for his incomparable technique and exceptional musicality, he collaborates with the greatest orchestras and conductors. He performs as a violinist and conductor in the most prestigious concert halls and festivals. Under exclusive contract for the Sony Classical label, Leonidas Kavakos has just recorded the Beethoven Concerto which he conducts from his violin with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
During the 2019-2020 season, in addition to his concerts with major orchestras in Europe and the United States, Kavakos has joined Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax at Carnegie Hall. He has embarked on a tour of Asia with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and is planning another tour in the spring of 2020 with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra.
Born and raised in a family of musicians in Athens, Kavakos regularly gives masterclasses in violin and chamber music. He plays, among others, the "Willemotte" Stradivarius of 1734.