Prof. Dr. Ulrich Benjamin Kaupp and the Duo Raabe/Polyzoides
On 27 October 2014, the DZNE hosted the 20th installment of the “Music & Brain” series at Forschungszentrum caesar, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, in 53175 Bonn.
The event started with a talk by Prof. Dr. Knaupp, Scientific Director Caesar, entitled "Can cells do high school mathematics? – the magnificent world of our senses“. The lecture was followed by a duo recital by Daniel Raabe (violoncello) and Janna Polyzoides (piano), performing works by Robert Schumann, Zoltan Kodály and Mieczyslaw Weinberg.
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Benjamin Kaupp studied Chemistry at the Universities of Tübingen and Berlin. He received his PhD at the Max-Volmer-Institute of the Technical University Berlin and did his "Habilitation" in Biophysics at the University of Osnabrück in 1983. He is a Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society, member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts. Kaupp is Professor for Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Cologne since 1988 and Professor for Molecular Neurobiology at the University of Bonn since 2008. Kaupp`s research priorities lie in the fields of Sensory Systems, Molecular Neurobiology, Chemotaxis, Ion Channels, and Membrane Receptors.
Dedicated to chamber and especially New Music, Daniel Raabe is the co-founder of the Ensemble Oriol and regular guest of the Ensemble Modern. He is also member of Cologne Gürzenich and Bayreuth Festival Orchestra.
Janna Polyzoides, born in Graz, studied with Sebastian Benda and took particular inspiration from György Kurtag. She is a founding member of Arcus Ensemble Vienna and has been invited to internationally renowned festivals and venues like for example Wigmore Hall and Wiener Musikverein.