Vienna Philharmonic tour to the BBC Proms, Lucerne & Grafenegg Festivals

September 4, 2019 1:44 pm

Leonidas will conclude his ‘artistes étoile’ concerts at the Lucerne Festival on 5 September with a performance of Korngold’s Violin Concerto with Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Vienna Philharmonic, with whom he will also tour to the BBC Proms and Grafenegg Festival.

In a 2016 interview with the Bayerische Rundfunk, Leonidas revealed that he is deeply familiar with the Heifetz recording and said “What fascinates me about the work is how Korngold develops his melodies and how he orchestrates them. In the Violin Concerto, many of the themes go back to movies, and he has created a great world around these melodies. These are all things that interest me in the work and why I play the concerto over and over again.”

Leonidas, Orozco-Estrada and the Vienna Philharmonic will appear at the BBC Proms on 4 September, which you can listen to live on BBC Radio 3, with playback available for 30 days.