Paganini in London

Wednesday, 01.02.2006 - Friday, 01.09.2006, Museum Ground Floor

Paganini visited London for the first time in 1831. The 175th anniversary of his visit was marked by a series of linked displays, temporary exhibitions and events illustrating what Paganini was playing in London, how he played it, public response to his playing, with particular emphasis on reception by professional musicians.

The museum exhibition dealt with Paganini’s concert tours of Britain between 1831 and 1834 and drew on material from private collections and from the Academy’s Foyle Menuhin Archive. During the “Paganini in London” Festival, the museum housed a group of loan material from the City of Genoa including Paganini’s own Cannone violin by Guarneri del Gesù.