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Violinist Leonidas Kavakos wins Léonie Sonning Music Prize 2017

Founded in 1959, the award is Denmark’s highest musical honour

January 27, 2016

Violinist Leonidas Kavakos has been named the winner of the Léonie Sonning Music Prize 2017, worth €100,000. The award is Denmark’s highest musical honour and has been given annually to an internationally recognised composer, instrumentalist, conductor or singer since 1959.

The prize will be awarded to Kavakos at a special concert on 12 January 2017 – part of a mini-festival in Copenhagen during which the violinist will give a number of performances and masterclasses.


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