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Prof. Haass and the Schnitzler Quartett with Daniel Austrich

On 12 January 2015, the DZNE hosted the 22nd installment of the “Music & Brain” series at Forschungszentrum caesar, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, in 53175 Bonn.

The event started with a talk by Prof. Haass, Speaker of DZNE Munich, entitled „Alzheimer – deciphering an insidious disease“. Subsequently, Daniel Austrich (viola) and the Schnitzler String Quartet played works by W.A. Mozart and P.I. Tschaikowski.

Prof. Haass graduated in Molecular Biology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He was a postdoc and assistant professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School in the institute of Dr. Dennis Selkoe. Since 1999 he is the head of the division of Biochemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians University. Since 2009 he is the speaker of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Munich and he is also the speaker of the Munich cluster for "Systems Neurology (SyNergy)".

Russian-born Daniel Austrich studied in St Petersburg, Hamburg, Cologne and at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in the United States. He won the 1999 Hamburg Instrumental Competition and went on to win prizes at the Paganini and Sarasate Competitions.

The Schnitzler String Quartet has recently impressed a sold out BeethovenHaus with technical excellence and unsurpassed musicality. Werner v. Schnitzler and Axel Haase, (violin), Florian Glocker (viola) and Yan Vaigot (violoncello), reflect as soloists and ensemble the influence of internationally renowned teachers.