Now praised by the whole classical music world, the Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos took the world by storm in 1985 when he became the youngest winner of the prestigious Sibelius Competition. Acclaimed for his phenomenal virtuosity and musicality, he here joins forces with the pianist Yuja Wang, an accomplished artist at only 26! Since that first concert together, the duo has been touring throughout Europe and North America, and have released a beautiful Brahms album. They have notably been invited at Carnegie Hall, New York, where their performance was recorded for a live stream on medici.tv.
This program features three sonatas by Brahms. The first one, the "Regensonata," is written after the composer's Rain Song (Regenlied). The second one, the "Thuner-Sonata" is about the peaceful landscapes of the Swiss lake of Thun, and contrasts with the third and last sonata played here, the Sonata No. 3, characterized its by great, passionate and fiery themes.
© Picture: Nicolas Brodard.
Verbier Festival 2010
Lucerne Festival 2009