World Doctors Orchestra

The World Doctors Orchestra was founded in 2007 and combines the pleasure of fine music with global medical responsibility. Twice a year, some 100 physicians from all over the world exchange their white coats for evening attire and perform a benefit concert for medical aid projects. While our daily work focuses on healing one patient at a time, as an orchestra we promote the conviction that neither national borders nor political or economic interests should limit access to basic healthcare.

We invite medical doctors to share our vision by participating in the sessions. The rehearsals include coaching by professional musicians, proficiency in classical instrument and orchestra experience are required. The World Doctors Orchestra is an independent non-profit organization driven by the spirit and dedication of the players. 

Founder and conductor of the World Doctors Orchestra is Stefan Willich, President of the Berlin Academy of Music and Professor in Medicine at the Charité University Medical Center in Berlin.

The World Doctors Orchestra is a registered non-profit association and has tax exempt status in Germany (District Court Berlin-Charlottenburg, VR 27873 B) and in the U.S. (World Doctors Orchestra, Inc.). The World Doctors Orchestra is a member of the Bundesverband Deutscher Liebhaberorchester e.V.

Board of Trustees
Maestro Zubin Mehta, Honorary Member
Martin Hoffmann, General Manager Berliner Philharmoniker
Pamela Rosenberg, Dean The American Academy in Berlin
Dr. Günther Jonitz, President of the Berlin Medical Association

International Orchestra Committee
Dr. Jonathan Lass, Cleveland, OH, USA
Dr. Philip Dodd, Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Tobias Breyer, Essen, Germany
Dr. Wibke Voigt, Dortmund, Germany
Dr. Ching-Hong Kao, Taipei, Taiwan

Next Concerts

November 22, 2014
Valparaíso, Chile

November 23, 2014
Santiago de Chile, Chile

Brahms,                     Piano Concerto No.2
Mendelssohn, Symphony No.4
Works by Chilean       composers

Conductor: Stefan Willich
Soloist: Gonzalo Paredes
World Doctors Orchestra