Leonidas Kavakos makes his debut conducting and playing with the St Louis Symphony Orchestra
Published: 22 May 2008
In May, Leonidas Kavakos will make his debut conducting and playing with the St Louis Symphony Orchestra in a programme of Stravinsky Concerto en Re, Bach Keyboard Concerto BWV 1052, and Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 'Scottish'. Later in the month, Kavakos will again be in Salzburg, to conduct the Camerata Salzburg in their own festival, 'Begegnung' in a programme of Honegger Pastoral d'Ete and Beethoven Symphony No.6.
As soloist, Kavakos will play the Berg Concerto with La Scala Filharmonica and Daniel Harding, the Dvorak Concerto with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Claus Peter Flor, and the Brahms Concerto first with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and Christian Thielemann and subsequently with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly, both in Leipzig and on tour including a performance on 6 June at the Barbican Hall in London.
Kavakos will also give a recital at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome with pianist Enrico Pace in a programme of Beethoven, Shostakovich and Strauss.