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20 August at 17.00 in the Glass Hall. Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider won his first international competition as a mere 14-year-old and was also a finalist in the Yehudi Menuhin competition for young violinists. In 1992, when he was only 16 years old - as the youngest ever and the only Dane so far - he claimed victory in the International Carl Nielsen Violin Competition in Odense. His path to an international career was complete when in 1997 he won a distinguished first prize in the world's most prestigious violin competition: Queen Elisabeth in Brussels.
Alas, the world was open to a solo career at the very highest level, and Szeps-Znaider has since collaborated with many top orchestras, pianists and conductors around the world. Leonidas Kavakos has been positioned at the very top of the violin pyramid for many years. The starting point for his international career was probably when he shared the first prize at the Sibelius Violin Competition in Helsinki back in 1985. He has remained at the top ever since - manifested by receiving the Sonning Music Prize in Copenhagen in 2017. An honor that is solely bestowed upon the biggest names in the international classical music world.
Over the years, Kavakos has performed as a violin soloist with all the world's leading orchestras and in recent years has worked as an 'artist in residence' at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Musikverein in Vienna, respectively. He has toured as a chamber musician in collaboration with top acts such as pianist Yuja Wang and in a piano trio with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax. Together, the three have released all of Brahms' piano trios.
Featuring: Leonidas Kavakos, violin, Nikolaj Znaider, violin.