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Pekka Kuusisto

Milton Court Artist-in-Residence

An image of Pekka joyfully playing his violin

Hear the one-of-a-kind violin virtuoso who possesses ‘the most personal sound of any violinist now alive’ (Telegraph).

Whether he’s improvising, experimenting or simply playing a familiar classic with a spontaneity that makes it sound new, Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto is simply not capable of giving a predictable concert. ‘I grew up with the idea that playing the violin was about being spontaneous’ he says – and his easy-going spirit, inclusive philosophy and seemingly effortless virtuosity have made him one of the most engaging (as well as inspiring) figures on the current scene: in short, the perfect study for a season-long artist portrait as Milton Court Artist-in-Residence.