Program / SPeaker

Art and Science - Hand in Hand - March 26, 2022 from 5 - 9 p.m.

Songs, duets and arias by Franz Schubert, Vincent Youmans, Johannes Brahms, Gabriel Fauré, Sergei Rachmaninov, Vincenzo Bellini and many more....


With discussion and interview partners from the fields of medicine and research, philosophy and psychology, political science, social science, law, economics and business.


Photo: Peter Pulkowski
Photo: Peter Pulkowski

Prof. Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi // online

Dr. Sucharit Bhagdhi, retired professor, human physician and specialist in microbiology and infectious disease epidemiology. He taught at the University of Mainz and Giessen.

Prof. Ulrike Guérot

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Guérot is a political scientist with a special interest in Europe. At the University of Bonn, she holds the Chair of European Politics and is the founder of the European Democracy Lab in Berlin. She has worked in European think tanks and universities in Paris, Brussels, London, Washington and Berlin.

Dr. med. univ. Maria Hubmer – Mogg (Österreich)

Dr. Maria Hubmer-Mogg from Austria is a mother, full-blooded physician, certified resilience trainer, conducts burnout prophylaxis coaching and is also a qualified herbalist. She is the initiator of #wirzeigenunserGesicht, an alliance of doctors and lawyers.

Prof. Dr. Nicole Reese

Prof. Dr. Nicole Reese is a lawyer and teaches labor and civil service law at the HSPV NRW in Bielefeld. As a working mother of four school-age children, she is very committed to children's rights and to women's and family policy issues. Issues of justice and democracy are also of particular importance to her. In order to bring democracy to life, create spaces for debate and introduce young people to democracy, she and six other strong women founded the association Demokratiemanufaktur in the fall of 2021.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. M.Sc. Christian Schubert // ONLINE

Physician, psychologist and medical psychotherapist. Researches at the Medical University of Innsbruck in the field of psychoneuroimmunology. Author of numerous national and international publications. Most recently published the book "Stress Test Corona - Why We Need a New Medicine" (BoD, 2021).

Dr. phil. Matthias Burchardt

Dr. phil. Matthias Burchardt, philosopher and publicist, is engaged in anthropology, philosophy of education and the archaeology of the contemporary. He not only political and cultural developments, but also advocates overcoming social division.

Dr. Gunter Frank

Gunter Frank, MD, born in 1963 in Buchen in the Odenwald, is a general practitioner in private practice in Heidelberg and a lecturer at the Business School St. Gallen. He is the author of several successful books such as: Corporate Resource Health, License to Eat, The Mañana Competence, Bad Medicine or most recently Carrots Love Butter. He is involved in professional societies and publishes for a medicine that does not lose sight of the essential, the relevant benefit for the patient, apart from ideologies and misuse of science.


Frauke Maria Thalacker

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

Irene Xander

Leadership-Coach &

Opera Singer


Matthias Veit studied piano with Gernot Kahl and voice with Susanne Korzuscheck, Peter Elkus and Tom Krause. He also attended masterclasses with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Ralf Gothóni, Christoph Eschenbach a.o. As accompanist he earned early reputation, winning the 1992 Gundula Janowitz Prize at the International Schubert Competition Graz. He played and plays for numerous singers and instrumentalists, amongst them some of the world's leading singers. Also he worked at international masterclasses, renowned institutes and academies with famous artists such as Elly Ameling, Helen Donath, Brigitte Fassbaender, Cheryl Studer or Tom Krause. Also he performed as a singer in concerts and gave his first masterclass at the Savonlinna Opera Festival 1996. He has been official accompanist in international competitions, 1998-99 professor at the Hochschule in Hamburg, and since 1999 he has taught at several music academies in Germany as well as continuing to record for radio, television and Disc, amongst them several world premiere recordings and first Releases. For his musical activity as well for his work as a painter he got awarded as “artist in residence” by the culture foundation Marienmünster 2016.



J. Brahms - Message

G. Fauré - Chanson d'amour

R. Strauss - Beating hearts


Round table, reports, interviews in dialogue part 1


F. Schubert – Memnon

R. Schumann - Near ghosts

J. Brahms – Way of love


Reports, Interviews in Dialogue Part 2


J. Brahms - Woe is me again

G. Fauré - Prison                                                                                                                          

J. Brahms - On the beach (Duet)

Intermission approx. between 18.55 - 19.30


R. Strauss - The awakened rose                                                                                                                             

H. Duparc - Chanson triste                                                                                                                                       

L. Bernstein - Somewhere


Reports, interviews in dialogue part 3


S. Rachmaninov - How peaceful

S. Sondheim - No one is alone

R. Leoncavallo - from "Il Pagliacci": Stridono lassús...


Reports, interviews in dialogue part 4


Vincent Youmans - Without a song
E. Di Capua - I te vurria vasá (Trio)

Closing words

(subject to change)