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Bereaved Kavakos cancels concert

May 25, 2017 by norman lebrecht

4 comments.


We hear that the Greek virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos has withdrawn from a Berlin concert due to ‘a very close family bereavement’. He is replaced at the DSO on Sunday by Christian Tetzlaff.

We send Leonidas our condolences.


Comments (4)

  1. Andy says:

    I think he cancelled in Madrid (12 – 14 May) for the same reason? Nicola Benedetti stood in for him at very short notice to play the Brahms VC.

  2. F wolfe says:

    he also cancelled in Amsterdam May 7.

  3. DL says:

    His mom recently passed away.

    1. Alexander Davidson says:

      I assumed that the careful wording (‘a very close family bereavement’) meant either that he did not want this to be widely known or that it refers to another death.


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