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World Doctors Orchestra

The World Doctors Orchestra was founded in 2008 and combines the pleasure of fine music with global medical responsibility. Three to four times 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, Professor at the Charité – Berlin University of Medicine and former President of the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin.

Board of Trustees
Maestro Zubin Mehta, Honorary Member
The Dowager Viscountess Rothermere, The Lady R Foundation
Pamela Rosenberg, Liz Mohn Foundation
Dr. Günther Jonitz, President of the Berlin Medical Association
Evangelos Kotsopoulos, CEO Sonic Healthcare Continental Europe

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 Concert

January 22, 2022
Mount Fortune Seventh Day Adventist Church, Anguilla

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 1

Antonín Dvořák
Romance in F minor

Original works from and with Emily Bear

World Doctors Orchestra
Stefan Willich, conductor
Emily Bear, piano
Julia Burkert-Milone, violin
Anguilla choir

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