The last time a Greek musician stood at the podium of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra was in 1960 when Dimitris Mitropoulos took to the stage. On the night of October 20, violinist and conductor Leonidas Kavakos, took to the stage of the Lincoln Center of Manhattan to conduct the New York Philharmonic. The performance was repeated on October 21, 22 and 25, in what is just the beginning of many collaborations between Kavakos and the Philharmonic bearing in mind that he is the Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence for the 2016-2017 season.
The talented Greek violinist dazzled audiences with his skill in a performance where he made the most of his priceless Stradivarius violin of 1724. He performed Johann Sebastian Bach’s Violin Concerto in D minor with evidence of his passion for music lingering in every note.