Professor at the German Hochschule Für Musik,Theater und Medien in Hanover since 2008 Leonid Gorokhov has been praised as one of those rare artists who combines a natural communicative skill with awesome technical command (Classic FM).
He began his cello studies at the age of seven and went on to win a number of international prizes including the Concours Geneva. After a concert conducted by Yehudi Menuhin he was invited to join the maestro's school in England as a teacher.
This also led to further opportunities to share the stage with Menuhin: playing in trios and in orchestras he conducted. Greatly inspired by the experience Leonid Gorokhov went on to perform with a broad range of orchestras in Britain, Switzerland and Scandinavia playing a range of music from Haydn, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak to Walton and Lutoslawski.
His love of chamber music continues and his main interest is to involve younger musicians alongside more prominent and experienced partners.