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01.27.16
Leonidas Kavakos
Leonidas Kavakos has been announced as the winner of the Léonie Sonning Music Prize 2017
11.16.15
Leonidas Kavakos
Kavakos Delivers Compelling Sibelius Violin Concerto
San Francisco Classical Voice
11.09.15
Leonidas Kavakos
Cleveland Orchestra, Les Delices concerts make for 'indulgent,' animated musical weekend
Cleveland Plain Dealer
05.12.15
Christoph Eschenbach, Leonidas Kavakos
Kavakos and Eschenbach combine to put on an inspired recital
The Washington Post
05.08.15
Leonidas Kavakos
National Symphony Orchestra, 'Mahler Explored' with Christopher Eschenbach, Conductor and Leonidas Kavakos, violin
DC Metro Theater Arts
11.30.14
Leonidas Kavakos
Kavakos and the BSO paint a stunning 'Pictures'
The Boston Globe
09.19.14
Leonidas Kavakos
Leonidas Kavakos is Gramophone Artist of the Year
Gramophone
08.09.14
Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos
Music mastery on rich display at Tanglewood with Ma, Ax, Kavakos and Brahms
The Berkshire Eagle
08.08.14
Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos
Tanglewood Review: Yo Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax and Leonidas Kavakos deliver brilliant Brahms performance
The Republican
03.05.14
Leonidas Kavakos
Beethoven Sonatas for Two, With Violin and Piano Precisely Balanced
The New York Times
03.03.14
Leonidas Kavakos
A Violinist and a Pianist Time Travel, Guided by a Virtuoso's Whims
The New York Times
02.27.14
Leonidas Kavakos
Kavakos and Beethoven, perfect together
Philadelphia Inquirer
02.26.14
Leonidas Kavakos
Gifted and Greek
Wall Street Journal
02.25.14
Leonidas Kavakos
Left breathless by Beethoven
The Boston Globe
02.24.14
Leonidas Kavakos
Kavakos and Pace bring a distinctive approach to Beethoven
Boston Classical Review
12.13.13
Leonidas Kavakos
NPR Classical's 10 Favorite Albums Of 2013
NPR
12.09.13
Donald Runnicles, Yefim Bronfman, Christoph Eschenbach, Ravi Shankar, Leonidas Kavakos, Minnesota Orchestra , Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir , Ian Bostridge, New York Polyphony
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OPUS 3 ARTISTS NOMINATED FOR A 2014 GRAMMY
Grammy.com
11.18.13
Leonidas Kavakos
NEC Bestows Honorary Degree on Violinist Leonidas Kavakos during his Masterclass Visit on November 18, 2013
New England Conservatory
11.15.13
Leonidas Kavakos
Greek violinist Kavakos takes to conducting
Boston Globe
09.24.13
Leonidas Kavakos
Leonidas Kavakos makes his Decca Concerto Debut with Brahms
Rebecca Davis Public Relations 
08.15.13
Donald Runnicles, Emanuel Ax, Nikolai Lugansky, Alexandre Tharaud, Daniel Hope, Leonidas Kavakos, Ian Bostridge
Congratulations to the 2013 Echo Klassik Award Winners
06.18.13
Leonidas Kavakos
Violinist Leonidas Kavakos Powers the New York Philharmonic's Take on Prokofiev and Stravinski
Hollywood.com
06.14.13
Leonidas Kavakos
Music Review: An Old Hand at Only 26
The New York Times
03.18.13
Leonidas Kavakos
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonatas: Review
BBC Music
03.08.13
Leonidas Kavakos
Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich: a double dose of gloom
Houston Chronicle
02.20.13
Leonidas Kavakos
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin, at the Music Academy's Hahn Hall
Santa Barbara Independent
02.17.13
Leonidas Kavakos
Kavakos Channels Beethoven
San Francisco Classical Voice
02.15.13
Leonidas Kavakos
From Abroad, High Doses of Adrenalin
The New York Times
01.15.13
Leonidas Kavakos
Leonidas Kavakos (with Enrico Pace) Releases Beethoven: Violin Sonatas 
Rebecca Davis Public Relations
12.11.12
Leonidas Kavakos
LSO/Vänskä/Kavakos - review
The Guardian (UK)
12.10.12
Leonidas Kavakos
Leonidas Kavavkos, London Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vanska
The Independent
12.02.12
Leonidas Kavakos
Kavakos/Lugansky – review
The Guardian (UK)
06.15.12
Leonidas Kavakos
Revisiting a Passion of the Past
The New York Times
06.15.12
Leonidas Kavakos
Greek Violinist Kavakos Escapes Euro Crisis While Playing With NY Philharmonic
New York Observer
04.23.12
Leonidas Kavakos
Decca Classics Signs Exclusive Solo Recording Contract With Leonidas Kavakos
Decca Classics
11.10.11
Leonidas Kavakos
Defining the Art of Gravity With Strings and a Bow
The New York Times
11.09.11
Leonidas Kavakos
Brooding performance by a master violinist
Philadelphia Inquirer
03.28.11
Leonidas Kavakos
LSO/Gergiev at the Barbican (4 stars)
The Times (UK)
03.25.11
Leonidas Kavakos
LSO / Gergiev / Kavakos – review
The Guardian (UK)
03.23.11
Leonidas Kavakos
LSO/Gergiev [Lithuanian Saga ... Little Russian Symphony ... Leonidas Kavakos plays Shostakovich
Classical Source
02.10.11
Leonidas Kavakos
Violin Virtuoso Graces Bailey Hall
The Cornell Daily Sun
02.09.11
Leonidas Kavakos
Odd Couple make magic on violin, piano
Buffalo News
02.05.11
Leonidas Kavakos
Leonidas Kavakos and Enrico Pace @ Koerner Hall
Showtime Magazine
04.29.10
Leonidas Kavakos
An Emotive ‘Oedipus’ in Stravinsky Festival
The New York Times
11.06.09
Leonidas Kavakos
Seattle Symphony, charismatic violinist plumb Russian brilliance and depth
Seattle Times
10.27.09
Leonidas Kavakos
Kavakos takes audience on intense, dark ride
Pioneer Press
10.27.09
Leonidas Kavakos
With Kavakos, thought trumps technique
Minneapolis Star Tribune
10.26.09
Leonidas Kavakos
Kavakos showcases a rare talent
Philadelphia Inquirer
08.03.09
Leonidas Kavakos
KAVAKOS RELEASES NEW CD ON SONY CLASSICS
07.20.09
Daniel Hope, Leonidas Kavakos, Emmanuel Pahud, Ian Bostridge, Nathan Gunn
OPUS 3 ARTISTS WIN ECHO KLASSIK AWARDS
05.06.09
Leonidas Kavakos, Minnesota Orchestra
A Conductor Arrives, With a Nymph Who Flees
The New York Times
03.31.09
Leonidas Kavakos
Leonidas Kavakos and Enrico Pace deliver a soaring recital at Bass Performance Hall
Dallas Morning News
01.20.09
Leonidas Kavakos
Kavakos, symphony bring Tchaikovsky alive
Houston Chronicle
11.28.08
Leonidas Kavakos
One impressive feast
The Globe & Mail
10.25.08
David Robertson, Leonidas Kavakos
Hearing a Classical Score With a Contemporary Ear
The New York Times

The three important mentors in his life are Stelios Kafantaris, Josef Gingold and Ferenc Rados. By the age of 21, Leonidas Kavakos had already won three major competitions, the Sibelius Competition in 1985, and the Paganini and Naumburg competitions in 1988. This success led to his recording the original Sibelius Violin Concerto (1903/4), the first recording of this work in history. It won Gramophone Concerto of the Year Award in 1991.

The orchestras with whom Kavakos has developed close relationships include the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Eschenbach/Chailly) Berliner Philharmoniker (Rattle), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Jansons/Gatti), London Symphony Orchestra (Gergiev/Rattle) and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (Chailly). Kavakos also works closely with the Dresden Staatskapelle and Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala and, in the USA, with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras. This season, he tours with the London Philharmonic Orchestra to Spain, with the Bayerischer Rundfunk to the USA and plays at the Verbier, White Nights, Edinburgh International, Tanglewood and Annecy Classic festivals, as well as a cycle of Beethoven Sonatas at the Dresdner Musikfestspiele ... read full bio