Lucerne Festival’s ‘artiste étoile’

August 19, 2019 12:53 pm

Marking 20 years since his first performance at the Lucerne Festival, Leonidas will be this year’s ‘artiste étoile’, performing four concerts across the festival.

Leonidas said: “For this anniversary year, being named ‘artiste étoile’ is a great honour. I would like to present music that is especially close to my heart over the course of four concerts: not only a classic – Beethoven’s Violin Concerto – but also such less-familiar works as the sumptuous Korngold Concerto and shorter pieces by Sibelius and Chausson. And it will naturally be a pleasure to perform a recital with Yuja Wang.”

Leonidas’ performances at the Lucerne Festival are as follows:

Monday 19 August 19:30
Recital with Yuja Wang
Mozart: Violin Sonata No.32 in B-flat major, K.454
Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.80
Bartók: Rhapsody No.1, Sz.86/87/88, BB.94
R. Strauss: Violin Sonata in E-flat major, TrV.151, Op.18

Thursday 22 August 19:30
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, cond. Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61

Saturday 31 August 19:30
Mariinsky Orchestra, cond. Valery Gergiev
Sibelius: Serenade for Violin and Orchestra, Op.69 No.2
Chausson: Poème, Op.25
Ravel: Tzigane, M.76

Thursday 5 September 19:30
Vienna Philharmonic, cond. Andres Orozco-Estrada
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35

Watch Leonidas introduce his ‘artiste étoile’ at Lucerne Festival here: