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Prof. Gerd Kempermann with the musicians Susanna Kadzhoyan and Werner von Schnitzler

On 19 december 2011, the DZNE hosted the 3rd installment of the “Music & Brain” series at Forschungszentrum caesar, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, in 53175 Bonn.

The event began with a talk by Prof. Kempermann, speaker of the DZNE site Dresden, on the topic “On Jogging and Brain Jogging: How to Keep the Brain Fit” and was followed by a concert with works for piano and violin from Franz Schubert, Leos Janacek and Johannes Brahms.

Prof. Dr. Gerd Kempermann received his medical degree in 1993. He then held positions at the University Medical Center Freiburg, the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Californa, the University of Regensburg and moved to the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin-Buch in 2000. In addition, he headed a Volkswagenstiftung Research Group at the Charité University Medicine and in 2007 he was appointed Professor for Genomics and Regeneration at the Center for Regnerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), Technische Universität Dresden. Prof. Kempermann has been the DZNE Site Speaker in Dresden since 2009.

Susanna Kadzhoyan, pianist, was born in Tashkent and is a graduate of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory (2006). Since 2009 she studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln with Prof. Nina Tichman. Ms. Kadzhoyan has won, amongst other awards, the Georges Cziffra prize. She holds a scholarship of the Georg Solti Fonds and is winner of numerous competitions.

The violinist Werner von Schnitzler (born 1978) studied with Igor Ozim, Pinchas Zukerman, Victor Tretyakov and Harald Schoneweg. He has received numerous first prizes and awards at national and international competitions. As a soloist, he performed in major concert halls in Europe with leading orchestras, amongst others under the direction of Sandor Vegh, Pinchas Zukerman, Gerd Albrecht, Heinrich Schiff and Emmanuel Krivine. He contributed in television and radio broadcasts both at home and abroad. Since 2010 he is first violinist of the “Schnitzler Quartet”. Recently, his CD with sonatas by Johann Wilhelm Wilms appeared under the label Ars Produktion.