Eckart Altenmüller


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 at the HMTM Hannover. He continues research into movement disorders in musicians as well as into motor, auditory and sensory learning and emotions and directs an outpatient clinic for musicians. Furthermore, he appears internationally as member of several chamber music formations and as soloist.

 From 2005 – 2011 he was President of the German Society of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine, from 2015 - 2021 Vice-president of the HMTMH. In 2013, he received the prestigious Science Award of the Country of Lower Saxony, in 2021 the Koetser Award for Brain Science in Switzerland.