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Leonid Gorokhov

  • Cellist

Biography

In 1991 Leonid Gorokhov appeared as soloist with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic conducted by Lord Menuhin; their strong musical rapport led to further concerto engagements with the Bergen, Berlin & Royal Philharmonic, English Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia and the Zurich Tonhalle. In 1995 he made a triumphant return to Russia in performances of the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Philharmonia Hungarica, again conducted by Lord Menuhin.

Recent engagements have included the Elgar concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the UK and with the Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest; he performed the Walton Concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra in the UK and in Russia he played Haydn in C with the St Petersburg Philharmonic, Dvorak Concerto with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra and the D'Albert Cello Concerto with the St Petersburg Capella.