Leonidas returns to Amsterdam’s famous Concertgebouw this month for four concerts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Performing under the baton of Myung-Whun Chung, Leonidas is the soloist for Henri Dutilleux’s concerto L’arbre des songes. Leonidas first played the concerto in 1996 with the Minnesota Orchestra, and also performed it in April with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. The concerts take place between 15 and 19 May – click here for more information.
Leonidas then travels to Hungary, where he conducts three concerts with the Budapest Festival Orchestra from 31 May. He begins the concert with Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, a piece inspired by the composer’s trip to the Scottish island of Staffa. Leonidas and the orchestra are then joined by Gautier Capuçon for Schumann’s Cello Concerto before the concert closes with Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony.