Thank you for your interest in our 2014 winter lecture series. The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience launches a new season of its popular public lecture series in January – and in a joint effort with the American Friends of Kronberg Academy, adding delightful and intriguing performances by distinguished young American musicians.
Science Meets Music
Ingenuity and dedication: essential elements for both Science and Art. The musician and the scientist require them alike to break through towards new frontiers, where discipline, perfection and attention to the minutest details are just as important as curiosity, courage and inspiration.
Visionary scientists are at the origin of most ground-breaking discoveries. Creative and inspired musicians have led to many magnificent compositions and world-class musical performances throughout history.
For the first time, the Max Planck Society, one of the most prestigious and successful research institutions, and the Kronberg Academy, recognized as the preeminent string academy for the world's best young soloists, reach out together to the public, offering a new way to experience the encounter of science and music.
This event series will establish a new cultural highlight for all of those interested in science and music here in Florida. Joining brainpower and passion in a new edition of its well established public lectures series, the Max Planck Florida Institute is inviting the public to exciting science talks on "New discoveries in Brain Research" together with outstanding musical performances by some of the most talented young American musicians presented by the American Friends of Kronberg Academy.
Below is a calendar for the upcoming season along with locations.
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Itamar Zorman is presented by The American Friends of Kronberg Academy as part of its mission to support exceptionally gifted American string players. Recently awarded the 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Itamar Zorman is the also the winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition. Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, in 1985 to a family of musicians, Itamar is currently a student of Christian Tetzlaff at The Kronberg Academy. He plays on a Pietro Guarneri violin from 1745 from the private collection of Yehuda Zisapel. (www.itamarzorman.com)
Yoonie Han made her solo debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at age 13, and has since performed with the leading orchestras of the world (such as the Berlin Symphonic, Houston Symphony and many others). A First Prize winner of many renowned piano competitions, Yoonie was honored in 2009 with the Gawon Music Award as, "the most brilliant pianist aged 17 to 31 of any nationality who possesses the most promising potential for global prominence." Yoonie Han is a Steinway Artist. (www.yooniehan.com)
We express our gratitude to Becky and Jimmy Mayer for their generous gift of music.
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