Milton Court Artist-in-Residence
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.
Pekka Kuusisto & Friends: Quartet for the End of Time
A vision of eternity, as violinist Pekka Kuusisto and three friends explore the ecstatic musical universe of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time.
Pekka Kuusisto & Nico Muhly: Breaking Ground
Travel from rural Finland to bustling Manhattan and find the threads between J S Bach and Philip Glass as Pekka Kuusisto and Nico Muhly share their limitless musical world.
Hear a concert from the one-of-a-kind violin virtuoso who possesses ‘the most personal sound of any violinist now alive’ (Telegraph).
Pekka Kuusisto/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
The one-of-a-kind violinist leads the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra in music from J S Bach to Missy Mazzoli: ‘Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart’ (Time Out New York).