“I’ve been working with Manny Ax for about 46 years,” says Yo-Yo Ma, “and because we’ve been through all the different phases of life together, we share a certain level of communication. Adding someone like Leonidas – whom I’ve just met recently – into the mix opened up all new ways of communicating. We just played together after a dinner one evening, and the chemistry, visual and aural, was totally amazing. It’s kind of a miraculous thing: slightly body language, slightly temperament.”

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