VC 20 Questions with Violinist Pekka Kuusisto

Get to know the Finnish musician in a VC exclusive

(Photo credit: Maija Tammi)



This Saturday, January 29, 2022, Kuusisto will perform with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at New York's Carnegie Hall. In the ensemble's season-opening concert, Kuusisto will play Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5.

The concert will commence at 8:00 PM EST, with a 20% discount available to all VC readers: VCH37720.

As a conductor in addition to violinist, Kuusisto serves as the Artistic Director of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, and Artistic Partner with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

He is also a Collaborative Partner of the San Francisco Symphony, and Artistic Best Friend of Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. In the 2021/22 season, he is the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Featured Artist.

Kuusisto recently secured the use of the Antonio Stradivari Golden Period c.1709 ‘Scotta’ violin, generously loaned by a patron through Tarisio.