Wednesday 1 May 2019 7:30PM

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

Bach, Kreutzer, Adès, Widmann and Paganini

Booking information

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This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


Ticket bookings are subject to a £3 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.

  • 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!

  • Supported by the Season Patrons who have made a major contribution to the 2018/19 Wigmore Series
    • programme to include music by:
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766-1831)
  • Thomas Adès (b.1971)
  • Jörg Widmann (b.1973)
  • Nicolò Paganini (1782-1840)

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