This free concert on a Stradivari violin will explore the underlying relationship between music, mathematics and the architecture of Valletta.

While stone facades and musical compositions seem unrelated, the geometry used to construct many of Valletta’s historic buildings incorporate similar patterns to those found in music. The concert, organised by The European Graduate School (EGS) as part of their spring series of seminars, will explore these interrelationships.

Gilles Colliard, musical director of the Toulouse Chamber Orchestra and the Barcelona Baroque Orchestra, will perform solo violin repertoire from Bach and Biber.

Robert Brewer Young, violinmaker and EGS professor, will create a large-scale Euclidian drawing during the second performance and illustrate the link between geometry, music and Maltese architecture.

A violin by Antonio Stradivari, the circa 1680 ‘Captain Saville’, will be played during the performances, thanks to a generous loan arranged by internationally renowned violin dealer J&A Beare of London.

The concert will be held on on Wednesday at Fort St Elmo at 6.30pm, followed by a reception.