The Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos was born in Athens in 1967 and, thanks to a fellowship of the Onassis Foundation, attended a master class given by Joseph Gingold at the University of Indiana. He has been invited to take part in many chamber music festivals, and presents his own festival in Athens every year. As proven in this recording, he is also a remarkable conductor. He plays the "Falmouth" Stradivarius of 1692. The Camerata Salzburg was founded in 1951 by Bernhard Paumgartner, who was its head and mentor for many years. From 1978 to 1997 its artistic director was Sándor Végh and in 1997 Roger Norrington was appointed principal conductor of the ensemble. The Camerata Salzburg can be heard every year at the Salzburg Mozart Week and Salzburg Festival.