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, Barenboim-Said Akademie, Liz Mohn Foundation
Dr. Günther Jonitz, President of the Berlin Medical Association
Evangelos Kotsopoulos, CEO Sonic Healthcare Continental Europe

International Orchestra Committee
Florin Amzica, violin, Canada/Romania
Phillip Antippa, viola, Australia
Yin-Hsuan Chien, cello, Taiwan
Torsten Hecke, clarinet, Germany
Olga Heijtmajer, viola, Netherlands
Sophie Sarrazin, French horn, France
Rohan Shotton, percussion, UK
Naoko Takebe, violin, USA/Japan

Senior Orchestra Advisors
Jonathan Lass, cello, USA
Wibke Voigt, flute, Germany

Next Concerts

May 25, 2023
University College Cluj-Napoca, Romania

May 27, 2023
Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest, Romania

George Enescu
Romanian Rhapsody No. 2

Max Bruch
Violin Concerto No. 1

Hector Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique

World Doctors Orchestra
Stefan Willich, conductor
Alexandru Tomescu, violin

Tickets Cluj-Napoca
Tickets Bucharest

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