Leonidas Kavakos plays Sibelius violin concerto at the 2008 Verbier Festival
Leonidas Kavakos and Enrico Pace playing Beethoven Violin Sonata No.6, Op.30 No.1
Leonidas Kavakos (born 30 October 1967) is a Greek virtuoso violinist.
Kavakos plays the "Abergavenny" Stradivarius of 1724 from February 2010
Recordings Having won the Sibelius contest, Kavakos went on to win another coveted distinction, once again working on Sibelius. He won the 1991 Gramophone Concerto of the Year Award for the world premiere release on the BIS label of the Sibelius Violin Concerto in both its final version and in the original 1903/04, version. He has made various other recordings for Delos and Finlandia Records with works by composers such as Debussy, Paganini, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski and Ysaÿe. 2006 he recorded for Sony/BMG the five violin concertos and one symphony by Mozart, as soloist and conductor of the Camerata Salzburg. For his recording as conductor and soloist of the Mendelssohn Violinkonzert e-Moll op. 64 with the Camerata he was awarded with the "ECHO-Klassik 2009" prize in the category "recording of the year - concerts - 19th century - violin".