Lederman Lecturer: Eckart Altenmüller

Eckart Altenmüller, Physician, Musician, Professor

Eckart Altenmüller (b. 1955) holds a Masters degree in Classical flute, and a MD and PhD degree in Neurology and Neurophysiology. Since 1994 he is chair and director of the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine. He continues research into the neurobiology of emotions and into movement disorders in musicians as well as motor, auditory and sensory learning. During the last ten years, he received 18 grants from the German Research Society (DFG). Since 2005 he is Member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences. From 2005 till 2017 he was president and vice-president of the German Society for Music Physiology and Musician's Medicine. 2013, he received the Science Award of L:ower Saxony. Since 2015 he is Vice-President (Section Science) of the University of Music, Drama and Media Hannover. 


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