Wednesday 1 May 2019 7:30PM

Pekka Kuusisto violin; Professor Dr Erik Scherder neuropsychologist; Jukka Huitila visual designer

Bach, Kreutzer, Adès, Widmann and Paganini


  • Pekka Kuusisto violin
  • Professor Dr Erik Scherder neuropsychologist
  • Jukka Huitila visual designer

Pekka Kuusisto and Professor Scherder demonstrate the strength and beauty of music when experienced by different human brains; a developing versus an adult brain, a vulnerable brain affected by diseases such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's, and the brain of a patient experiencing pain.

They also explore what, if anything, happens in the brain of a professional violinist and the brain of a musical improviser, look at the possible differences between musical and non-musical brains and explore the involvement of important neural systems when singing.

This event promises to be an exciting and insightful evening!

Due to essential maintenance the Wigmore Hall Restaurant will be closed on the day of this event. Hot and cold drinks will still be available to purchase prior to concert and during the interval, but no food will be served.

Any questions please phone the Box Office on 020 7935 2141.

  • Supported by the Season Patrons who have made a major contribution to the 2018/19 Wigmore Series
  • Nicolò Paganini (1782-1840)
        • Caprice in E flat Op. 1 No. 17
  • Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766-1831)
        • 42 études ou caprices (extracts)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
      • Partita No. 1 in B minor for solo violin BWV1002
        • V. Sarabande
        • VI. Double
  • Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)
        • Third Tune for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter
  • P. J. Hannikainen (1854-1924)
        • Karjalaisten laulu
  • Interval
  • Thomas Adès (b.1971)
      • Violin Concerto 'Concentric Paths'
        • I. Rings (excerpt)
  • David Bowie (1947-2016)
        • Starman
  • Jörg Widmann (b.1973)
        • Etude I
  • Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)
        • Tuning Meditation
  • Encore
  • Trad/Finnish
        • Piupali Paupali

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