Born in 1954 in Russia, Leonid Sorokow studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow in the class of Yuri Yankelevich and Evgeniya Chugaeva. He continued his further studies by Valery Klimov. Leonid Sorokow was one of the winners of the Montreal International Competition in 1979, and received the second prize at the prestigious Niccoló Paganini Competition in Genoa in 1981. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has played all around the world. In the period from 1986 to 1992 he was the first concertmaster of the Moscow Soloists directed by Yuri Bashmet, and in 1992 he was appointed artistic director of the ensemble. In 1991, he moved to Vienna and started teaching at the University for Music and Performing Arts. Between 1997-2007 Leonid Sorokow played in the Vienna Mozart Trio. In 2008 together with pianist Ruben Dalibaltayan and cellist Krešimir Lazar he founded the Amadeus Trio Zagreb, where he has been performing since then. In 2001, he took up a professorship at the Academy of Music in Zagreb.
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college and academy of music students and graduated students