Leonidas Kavakos returns to London on 10 November 2016 to perform Brahms Violin Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall. The concert is conducted by Paavo Järvi, who is continuing his Nielsen cycle with the orchestra.
Kavakos is a noted performer of the Brahms concerto in concert and also recorded it with the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester in 2013:
“Leonidas Kavakos played this work as if second nature, so supple, so lovingly sung … and with his powerful, delightfully rounded tone, he was the perfect partner for the orchestra and its conductor.”
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
“Leonidas Kavakos’s account of the violin concerto is the finest to appear on disc in years. Fabulously poised with an exceptional dynamic range, Kavakos’s playing misses nothing, yet never draws attention to itself unnecessarily.”