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Leonidas Kavakos, violin

(2012/2013 Performing Arts)

Fri, Feb 15
7:00 PM
Event Sponsor: Patricia Gregory for the Baker Foundation

Limited tickets available for this event

Santa Barbara Solo Recital Debut
with Enrico Pace,

“A magician of the violin, who infuses even the slightest breath of a tone with expression.” Der Tagesspiegel (Germany)

“Stunning... he might be the most deeply satisfying violinist performing today.” Philadelphia Inquirer

Leonidas Kavakos, “astonishingly virtuosic and blazingly insightful” (The Guardian, U.K.), has established himself as a violinist of rare quality, an artist who not so much plays music as expressively inhabits it. Renowned for his keen intelligence, probing musical imagination and striking range of sound, Kavakos appears with acclaimed pianist Enrico Pace, winner of the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition. Their masterful all-Beethoven concert follows the release of their highly anticipated new album on Decca featuring the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas.

All-Beethoven Program
Sonata No. 1 in D Major, op. 12, no. 1
Sonata No. 5 in F Major, op. 24 (“Spring”)
Sonata No. 9 in A Major (“Kreutzer”)
Program subject to change

Leonidas Kavakos String Masterclass
Saturday, February 16, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
UCSB Geiringer Hall (Music 1250)
Co-presented with UCSB Department of Music
FREE and open to the public

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