conductor

Stefan Willich
President, Berlin Academy of Music
Founder and conductor of the World Doctors Orchestra

After completing his medical studies in Berlin, Munich, and New York, Professor Willich obtained a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University, USA, and an MBA from INSEAD, France. Following residency and cardiology fellowship he passed his boards in internal medicine. From 1993 to 1995 he served as acting chair of epidemiology at Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University in Greifswald and as visiting professor at Harvard University. In 1995 he was appointed professor and director of the Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics at the Charité University Medical Center in Berlin, Germany. In 2006 he was additionally appointed chairman of the Charité Center 1 for Human and Health Sciences. In 2011 he was elected President of the Berlin Academy of Music "Hanns Eisler".

Professor Willich is member of numerous professional organizations and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the European Society of Cardiology. His research focus is on cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine, health economics, integrative medicine combining conventional and complementary methods, and music and medicine. He is the author and coauthor of more than 500 publications.

In addition to his work in medicine, Stefan Willich is an avid and accomplished musician. He began playing violin at the age of six, supported from the very beginning by his music-loving parents. He studied violin, chamber music, and conducting in Stuttgart and Berlin. Since then, he has participated in prestigious conducting workshops under Sergiu Celibidache in Munich, Leon Fleisher in Boston/Tanglewood, and Leon Barzin in Paris. He regularly engages in conducting activities and chamber music and founded the World Doctors Orchestra in 2007.

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