Leonidas Kavakos signs exclusive contract with Sony Classical


leonidas kavakos_credit marco borggreve 26 Leonidas Kavakos, recognized as one of the world's greatest violinists, has signed an exclusive contract with Sony Classical. This signifies a welcome return to Sony Classical as Kavakos previously recorded the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, and Mozart’s Violin Concertos, conducting and playing with Camerata Salzburg. Recently, Kavakos joined Yo-Yo Ma and Emmanuel Ax for a highly successful recording of Brahms Trios for the label. Kavakos's first solo project with Sony is the Beethoven Violin Concerto which he will play and conduct with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. This will be followed by a project to record the complete Bach Solo Sonatas and Partitas.

Kavakos is as equally at home with a baton in his hand as with a bow, and has built a strong career as a conductor. In this capacity he has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, among many other ensembles.

Sources: leonidaskavakos.com