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Krzysztof Komeda

Krzysztof Komeda was superprofessional JazzPianoDoc

Krzysztof Komeda (27 April 1931 – 23 April 1969) — born Krzysztof Trzciński — was a Polish film music composer and jazz pianist. Perhaps best known for his work in film scores, Komeda wrote the scores for Roman Polanski’s films Knife in the Water (1962), Cul-de-sac (1966), The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), and Rosemary’s Baby (1968). Komeda’s album Astigmatic (1965) is widely regarded as one of the most important European jazz albums; British critic Stuart Nicholson describes the album as “marking a shift away from the dominant American approach with the emergence of a specific European aesthetic.”[1] Continue reading Krzysztof Komeda

Barry Coutinho

Barry Coutinho is PianoDoc and more…

Dr. Barry Coutinho comes from a musical family. He was deeply inspired by his father who was a family physician and concert pianist. As a teenager he appeared in the final rounds of the UK BBC Young Musician of the Year national piano competition and won many prizes and awards at the Guildhall School of Music in London. Later, he achieved Honors in the Royal College of Music Piano Performing. Continue reading Barry Coutinho

Christopher Shih

Christopher Shih is PianoDoc and more

Physician and pianist Christopher Shih has a remarkable dual career as both full-time practicing physician and actively concertizing pianist. Hailed by the New York Times as “an intelligent and thoughtful musician,” with “effortless performances” and “consummate control,” he has performed in major venues in over a dozen countries around the globe, including France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Taiwan, Canada, and multiple cities in the United States. Continue reading Christopher Shih

Heinar Kipphardt

Dramaturg Heinar Kipphardt (Mitte) bei der Besprechung eines Bühnenbild-Entwurfs für das Deutsche Theater 1953 zwischen Intendant Wolfgang Langhoff (unten) und Bühnenbildner Heinrich Kilger (rechts)

Heinar Kipphardt (8 March 1922 – 18 November 1982) was a German writer. He came to prominence with the documentary theatre during the 1960s.[1] He is best known for In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer, a dramatization of the Oppenheimer security hearing. Continue reading Heinar Kipphardt

Ruth Pfau

Ruth Pfau is SpiritualDoc and CharityDoc

Dr. Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau[1] NQA, HPk, HI (born 9 September 1929) is a GermanPakistani[2] nun and a member of the Society of Daughters of the Heart of Mary who has devoted the last 50 years of life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan. In 1996, Pakistan was declared by the World Health Organization to have controlled leprosy, one of the first countries in Asia to achieve this goal.[3] Continue reading Ruth Pfau

Christian Wawrzinek

Christian Wawrzinek is ComputerGameInventorDoc and more

Christian Wawrzinek (left) and his brother | Wawrzinek (li.) und sein Bruder

Christian Wawrzinek and his brother founded the Goodgame Studios . The studios are an online games company founded in 2009 and based in Hamburg, Germany.[5] The company has created several games, including Goodgame Empire, Goodgame Big Farm, Goodgame Galaxy, Goodgame Gangster, Goodgame Disco , Goodgame Fashion, Goodgame Poker, Shadow Kings: Dark Ages, Legends of Honor, and Infernals. Goodgame Disco and Goodgame Fashion were deleted in November 1, 2016. Continue reading Christian Wawrzinek

Camillo Golgi

Camillo Golgi was StampDoc, StatueDoc and more

Camillo Golgi (Italian: [kaˈmillo ˈɡɔldʒi]; 7 July 1843 – 21 January 1926) was an Italian physician, biologist, pathologist, scientist, and Nobel laureate. Several structures and phenomena in anatomy and physiology are named for him, including the Golgi apparatus, the Golgi tendon organ and the Golgi tendon reflex. He is recognized as the greatest neuroscientist and biologist of his time.[1] Continue reading Camillo Golgi

Grigoris Lambrakis

Grigoris Lambrakis was PoliticDoc, SportsDoc and more

Grigoris Lambrakis (Greek: Γρηγόρης Λαμπράκης; 3 April 1912 – 27 May 1963) was a Greek politician, physician, track and field athlete, and member of the faculty of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens. A member of the Greek resistance to Axis rule during WWII, he later became a prominent anti-war activist. His assassination by right-wing zealots provoked mass protests and led to a political crisis. Continue reading Grigoris Lambrakis