Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos was offered with the Gold Medal of Greece’s Hellenic Parliament at a particular ceremony offered by the Greek President Constantine Tassoulas.
Whereas the award partially acknowledged Kavakos’s excellent contribution to the world of classical music and championing of Greek tradition abroad, it additionally celebrated Kavakos’ efforts to assist humanitarian causes.
Lately, Kavakos staged a profit live performance for Ukraine on the Athens Live performance Corridor. He was joined by pals and colleagues violist Elias Livieratos, cellist Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin, and pianist Vassilis Varvaressos for an all-Brahms program. The live performance was attended by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Greece’s Ukrainian Ambassador.
“I need to specific my gratitude and say an enormous thanks to all of you who honored along with your presence such an important trigger,” wrote Kavakos on social media following the April 14 Live performance for Ukraine.
“This was an unforgettable night of great music making in a packed corridor, all of us sending help to fellow people in Ukraine, being attacked of their homeland but in addition stating the uncompromised significance of independence, freedom, democracy, human rights and finally human life,” he added.
Born right into a musical household in Athens, Greece, Kavakos curates an annual violin and chamber-music masterclass there. The Masterclass is open to professionals in addition to younger gifted musicians alike and can be held this 12 months from June 24-26, 2022, on the Athens Academy Constructing.
Moreover, Kavakos is a Carnegie Corridor “Views” Artist in 21/22, performing in a number of concert events this season, together with one with pianist Yuja Wang, the North American premiere of a violin concerto by composer Unsuk Chin, and chamber music trio concert events with Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma.
Earlier this 12 months, the Ax-Kavakos-Ma trio gave concert events on the Kennedy Heart in Washington DC, Boston’s Symphony Corridor, Chicago’s Orchestra Corridor, and Stony Brook NY, along with their Carnegie Corridor efficiency.
The trio additionally launched their latest album, “Beethoven for Three” final month wherein they play preparations of Beethoven’s second and fifth symphonies.