Watch: Senior doctor plays Ave Maria as Covid nurse recovers

Watch: Senior doctor plays Ave Maria as Covid nurse recovers


norman lebrecht

April 21, 2020

Prepare to shed a tear.

Dr Maxton Pitcher is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at St Mark’s and Northwick Park, London, specialising in digestive disorders. He has dived in to front-line care for Coronavirus patients.

Three days ago he got out his violin when a cherished colleague survived a long battle with the plague.

His caption reads:
Emotional scenes at Northwick Park Hospital yesterday as our brave A&E sister is discharged from Elgar Ward after a touch and go 4 week battle with COVID-19. Amazing staff, camaraderie and commitment to caring for our patients in the face of adversity. Share the love!


UPDATE: We hear that Dr Max plays, off-duty, in the Haydn Chamber Orchestra.


  • Westfan says:

    I’m not crying, you’re crying!

  • Bruce says:

    What a lovely gesture.

  • Barbara says:

    oh my goodness. Only words I can say.

  • Marion says:

    So moving and beautiful. xx

  • Lady Weidenfeld says:

    Truly moving! How often you find that doctors have such a musical affinity! A very touching tribute.

  • Lucille says:

    Absolutely in floods of tears watching this. Beautiful tribute from the doctor and pianist. Fantastic she survived after such a long struggle.