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“Kavakos’ virtuosity is stunning but not showy. He tosses off the most hair-raising pyrotechnics and sound effects…with ease and relish.” Strings

“[Wang] can create the startling juxtaposition of a flashy young star…while evoking the legendary piano gods of old playing warhorse concertos.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

Recognized as a violinist and artist of rare quality, Leonidas Kavakos is known for his virtuosity, superb musicianship and the integrity of his playing. This fall, he joins forces with Yuja Wang, the Beijing-born pianist lauded for her charismatic artistry, captivating stage presence and “wizardly technique” (Chicago Tribune).

J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016
Busoni: Sonata No. 2 in E minor, op. 36a
J.S. Bach: Sonata No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014
Shostakovich: Sonata in G major, op. 134

Pre-Performance Talk
In Conversation with Leonidas Kavakos
and Derek Katz,
 UCSB Associate Professor of Musicology
Fri, Nov 12 / 5 PM / Whalen Plaza, Mosher Alumni House
FREE and open to ticket holders


💻 The public performance includes an at-home viewing option
(live stream only; no replay).

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  • Mahsun Mirmohammadsadeghi
  • Christine Thomas

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