Prof. Dr. Thomas Klockgether and Duo Runge & Ammon
On 19 November 2012, the DZNE hosted the 9th installment of the “Music & Brain” series at Forschungszentrum caesar, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, in 53175 Bonn.
The event began with a talk by Prof. Dr. Klockgether, DZNE, on the topic “Ataxia: When Movements Get Out of Control". The Lecture was followed by a JazzTangoNuevo performance of the internationally renowned duo Runge & Ammon who played works by Nikolai Kapustin and Astor Piazolla.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Klockgether is director of Clinical Research at the DZNE and speaker of the Zentrum für seltene Erkrankungen Bonn. He specializes in movement disorders. Thomas Klockgether has received numerous awards, amongst them the C3-Schilling professorship for theoretical and clinical medicine (1993, Stifterverband) and in 1999 the "Holmes Prize" of the Fondation de l’Ataxie cérébelleuse.
Runge & Ammon is comprised of Eckard Runge (cello) and Jacques Ammon (piano). Eckart Runge, also founder of the acclaimed Artemis Quartett, has been a presence on all of the world's major stages over the last 15 years. He studied under Edmond Baert at the Brussels Conservatory and David Geringas at the Musical Academy of Lubeck and is an award winner in international contests (Premio Stradivari, Cremona 1991, German Music Competition in Bonn 1994 and "Concours International de Musique Genève" 1995). Born in Santiago de Chile to German/Chilean parents, Jacques Ammon first became known in 1989 as an award winner of the international "Claudio Arrau" piano contest. This was followed by a number of radio and television appearances. Since then, he has been performing regularly at a series of concerts and festivals.