Leonid Gorokhov

Artist photo of Leonid  Gorokhov - Cello

Russian-born British/German cellist Leonid Gorokhov studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire with Anatoli Nikitin and took part in masterclasses with Daniil Shafran.

Winner of Concertino Praga (First Prize) and Paris Chamber Music Competition (Premier Grand Prix), Leonid Gorokhov is the only Russian cellist to be awarded the Grand Prix and the First Prize of the Geneva Concours.

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 Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia and the Zürich Tonhalle.

Apart from his work as a soloist, he is a founding member of the Hermitage String Trio (with Boris Garlitsky, violin, and Alexander Zemstov, viola) and plays regularly with the pianists Nikolai Demidenko, Niklas Sivelov and Kathryn Stott. He undertakes regular recital tours of Japan and has played with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and the Macau Chamber Orchestra. In Europe he has been invited to play with the Basel, BBC Scottish, Berlin Radio, Biel-Bienne and Norrkoping Symphony Orchestras; the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Promusica Salzburg and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

He is a professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hannover, Germany.

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Leonid Gorokhov

CD album cover 'Postscriptum' (GEN 24861) with Marie Rosa Günter, Stanislas Emanuel Kim, Leonid  Gorokhov


Musikalische Spurensuche in der Metropole St. Petersburg, mit Weltersteinspielungen (2 CDs)

Marie Rosa Günter Piano
Stanislas Emanuel Kim Cello
Leonid Gorokhov Cello

GEN 24861  –  5.4.2024