Tournée avec Leonidas Kavakos
31 Mars - 10 Avril 2019


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The Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Leonidas Kavakos join forces on tour to France, Italy and Switzerland this April. On the 3rd in Bordeaux and on the 5th in Turin, they will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3, Symphony No. 31 ‘Paris’ and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’. On the 8th in Geneva and the 9th in Zurich there is a variation in programme with Schoek’s Sommernacht op. 58, a piece for string orchestra composed in 1945 by the Swiss composer replacing Mozart’s Symphony No. 31. Both concerts in Switzerland are part of the highly successful Migros Classics concert series, whose aim is to make classical music widely accessible at a modest price.



Over the last 7 years, super-star violinist and conductor Leonidas Kavakos has explored his twofold vocation with the COE by leading many play-conduct concerts in Dijon, Oviedo, Lisbon, Lucerne and most recently in Seoul, Paris and Amsterdam. He first appeared with the COE as a soloist under the baton of Ingo Metzmacher in performances of Stravinsky’s Concerto in D major at the Cologne Philharmonie in 2002. Indeed, going further back in time, Leonidas has known many COE members since his student days. The strong musical connection and relationship has become very important and special over the years, as exemplified by Leonidas’s interview and the COE musicians’ testimonials below.



Short interview with Leonidas Kavakos (Lotte Hall, Seoul, March 2018)

“Leonidas is offering a quite unique skill set to the COE with his tremendous knowledge and respect for what is written in the score. He cares so much about the music and makes us listen to what he reads and sees in the score. Highlighting for instance seven particular notes in the viola part, he turns them into a narrative and lets us tell the story. As an outstanding violinist he also knows how to make use of the body and approach your instrument as an extension of yourself, connecting body, soul, and intelligence.”

Claudia Hofert, Viola

“It has been the most inspiring and liberating experience to work so closely with one of the best string players in the world today. Making music together with Leonidas Kavakos makes me feel like we’re one big chamber group.”

Henrik Brendstrup, Cello

Mats Zetterqvist, Violin
Tomas Djupsjöbacka, Cello
Lucy Gould, Co-Principal Second Violin
Will Conway, Co-Principal Cello
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