Bereaved Kavakos cancels concert

Bereaved Kavakos cancels concert


norman lebrecht

May 25, 2017

We hear that the Greek virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos has withdrawn from a Berlin concert due to ‘a very close family bereavement’.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.


  • 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.

  • F wolfe says:

    he also cancelled in Amsterdam May 7.

  • DL says:

    His mom recently passed away.

    • 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.