Music for the Brain in Tokyo

The third edition of Music for the Brain, a cultural event launched in 2015 by the University of Bordeaux, took place on the 10th April 2018 at the Maison Franco-Japanaise in Tokyo (Japan).

  • 21/04/2018

Music for the Brain is a cultural initiative that organises philanthropic concerts to raise money for research on helping the brain “age well”. The two first concerts took place at the Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute in Bordeaux, with the participation of musicians from several countries, including the United States and Japan.

Music for the Brain recently organised a third concert-lecture on the 10th April 2018 at the Maison Franco-Japonaise in Tokyo. The goal was to extend the international outreach of these events, in order to showcase the collaborative andmultinational nature of Bordeaux's research and promote cultural exchanges.

This philanthropic concert featured two internationally acclaimed artists: Nicolas Dautricourt, one of the most brilliant French violinists of his generation, playing on a legendary Stradivarius violin from 1713, generously loaned by Bernard Magrez; and Arisa Sakai, a Japanese pianist who has won many international competitions and participated in the 2015 Chanel Pygmalion Days.

The concert was preceded by a short lecture presenting the joint research conducted by the Universities of Kyoto and Bordeaux, the co-organisers of this event, and scientific projects carried out in close collaboration with McGill University in Canada and the International Stroke Genetics Consortium (ISGC). Proceeds from the concert will go to Franco-Japanese research on helping the brain “age well”, and particularly stroke prevention.

This event was organised in conjunction with the 23rd ISGC workshop held at the University of Kyoto on 12-13 April 2018, in collaboration with the University of Bordeaux and other international experts on genetic risk factors for strokes.