A Greek violinist and conductor, Leonidas Kavakos has generated a reputation like a virtuoso performer in both concerto and chamber repertoires. Elevated inside a musical family members, Kavakos started playing his device at age group 5 and pursued lessons with Stelios Kafantaris in the Hellenic Conservatory, and later on at Indiana College or university with Josef Gingold. A noteworthy accomplishment of his youngsters was earning the International Sibelius Competition in 1985, which he implemented with prize-winning shows on the Indiana Violin Competition in 1986, the Naumberg Competition, as well as the Paganini Violin Competition, both in 1988. He travels Europe and america regularly, showing up in concerto shows with main orchestras. He’s frequently a visitor at many annual celebrations and hosts his very own chamber music celebration in Athens. Kavakos also executed the Camerata Salzburg from 2001 to 2009. He documented with BIS, Delos, ECM, and Sony, before putting your signature on an exclusive agreement with Decca.