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Tomás Cotik & Larry Sherman

February 2, 2023: Host Christa Wessel welcomes violinist Tomás Cotik and neuroscientist Dr. Larry Sherman to the Roger O. Doyle performance studio for a live concert.

Tomás will preview his upcoming project titled “Ombra Musici II” (“musician’s shadow” in Italian), a collaboration with digital artist Dave Colangelo, as part of the Portland Winter Light Festival. Dr. Larry Sherman applies his scientific knowledge of the brain to the creative art of cooking and music.


Tomás Cotik’s discography includes complete opuses by Bach, Telemann, Mozart, Schubert, and his own arrangements of music by his countryman, Astor Piazzolla. These releases have garnered him the highest acclaim from the best-known publications. Gramophone Magazine writes, ” joyful virtuosity and stylish musicianship that Tomás Cotik brought to superb cycle of Schubert’s violin-and-piano works…happily permeate …most rewarding Mozart cycle…. There are so many delightful details to savour that one hardly knows where to begin.”

As a soloist, recitalist, and former member of the acclaimed Amernet, Delray, and Harrington string quartets, Cotik has performed hundreds of recitals and chamber music concerts worldwide. In recent seasons, he appeared at New York’s Merkin Hall, at the Music Mountain Festival in Connecticut, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, as well as in concerts in Detroit, Las Vegas, Omaha, Naples, Tampa, Miami, and tours in California, Mexico, Taiwan, and Israel.

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Photo of Tomás Cotik by So-Min Kang Photography.

Larry Sherman, Ph.D., is a professor in the Oregon National Primate Research Center at OHSU, as well as the president of the Oregon Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. He has over 80 publications related to brain development and neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. He serves on a number of national scientific review panels for the National Institutes of Health, the Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Programs, and others. He has made numerous television appearances, discussing various topics related to neuroscience.

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