Prof. Monique Breteler and Cosmin Boeru

On 3 September 2012, the DZNE hosted the 8th installment of the “Music & Brain” series at Forschungszentrum caesar, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, in 53175 Bonn.

The event began with a talk by Prof. Breteler, DZNE, on the topic “Dementia: Can it be Prevented?”. Subsequently, Cosmon Boeru played miniatures and masterpieces of European piano music.

Prof. Monique Breteler has been the Director of Population Health Sciences at DZNE since 2011. She studied both medicine and epidemiology, received her MD in 1987 from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands and her Ph.D. in epidemiology in 1993 from the University Rotterdam. In 1995 she became head of Neuroepidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology at Erasmus Medical Center at the University of Rotterdam, and since 2002 she also holds an adjunct professorship at Harvard School of Public Health.

Cosmin Boeru (*1979) was born in Craiova, Romania. At the very early age of 11 he debuted in 1990 as a soloist with Mozart piano concerto KV 246. In the same year he moved to Italy in order to continue his studies in Florence and Venice. He then studied with Vassily Lobanov in Cologne, and participated in masterclasses of internationally renowned teachers. Boeru is the winner of numerous international piano competitions. A celebrated performing soloist and chamber musician in all of Europe, he has been teaching at the Cologne Academy of Music and Dance since 2007.

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