Marianna Kapetsani

How is our brain affected when we play music?

Marianna Kapsetaki from Crete is a doctor, neuroscientist and classical pianist. In connection with her being in Sweden to present her neurosurgery research at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, we have the opportunity to take part in her music making and thoughts about what music does to us.

Waldenströmsalen Thursday 28 September at 19.00. The pieces that will be performed include Chopin’s 24 Preludes and Schumann’s Kinderszenen. She will also talk about what happens in the brain when we make music. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity.

Free entrance!

Marianna Kapsetaki

Dr Marianna Kapsetaki

A classical pianist, neuroscientist, and medical doctor. After obtaining a Piano Soloist Diploma (1st Hons, Distinction, 1st Prize) and a Diploma in Music Theory (Harmony; 1st Hons), she obtained a Medical Degree (1st Hons), a MSc (Distinction) in Performing Arts Medicine from UCL, a PhD in Neuroscience from Imperial College London, worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCL where she also taught as Guest Lecturer, and is currently undertaking specialty training in Neurosurgery.

She has been presented with over 110 awards/scholarships (e.g., being included in Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list, 1st prize in 12 international and national piano competitions, UNESCO Medal), has performed over 160 concerts (e.g. at Cadogan Hall, St John’s Smith Square, St George’s Bristol, Albert Long Hall in Istanbul, Stadthalle Graz, Cheltenham Town Hall), has recorded 3 CDs with her twin sister and has been featured in the media over 100 times (e.g. BBC News, The Guardian, Classic FM). She has mentored/supervised over 80 students, has been invited to give over 80 talks/presentations (e.g. Harvard University, University of Oxford, Fifteen Seconds Festival, TEDx), is an Editorial Board Member of the journals Health Science Reports and JMIR Neurotechnology, and has reviewed 243 manuscripts for 43 international scientific journals.