Stefan Willich (Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin) & Ayumi Paul

Prof. Dr. Stefan Willich studied medicine in Berlin, Munich and New York. Master of Public Health in 1990, Harvard University, USA, and Master of Business Administration in 1995, INSEAD, France. Board certification and habilitation in internal medicine. Since 1995 Professor and Director of the Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. From 2012 to 2014 President of the Conservatory of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin. Founder and Music Director of the World Doctors Orchestra. President of International Society for Arts and Medicine (ISfAM). Main research areas cardiovascular disease, prevention, health economics, integrative medicine, and arts and medicine.

Ayumi Paul studied classical violin and today works as a composer and interdisciplinary artist. Actively engaging listening and the non-linearity of time, her projects research how sound and perception influence how we relate to one another and are often shared as new languages, rituals, and heightened sensitivities which can instantly be applied to everyday life. As the Artist in Residence at the Gropius Bau in 2022, she transformed the museum into a place of continuous song.