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My name is Miriam Burger. As a professional violinist, and musician, I have worked in the creative arts for the past 17 years on various international projects ranging from orchestras to rock-pop bands to the film industry in Zurich, New York, and Los Angeles;

As a physician, I have worked clinically in Vienna and Zurich in the fields of pain therapy, mental health, and global health.

As a sound + music medicine expert, I started out in 2013 and gradually grew extensive knowledge and hands-on experience from internationally established teachers and programs.

My roots are Asian and European, and I grew up in Germany and Austria often spending time in other parts of the world. I have always lived with different cultures, places, and my changing professions. Throughout all of my paths, I have observed how pervasive imbalances are in our society.  I and my team strive to create a culture of reconnection, transformation, and conscious growth to promote wellness and sustainable social development in an increasingly complex world.

Find a compact overview of my person and work below.

Clinical & Work Vitae

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  • 2019 - Today    
    MEDICAL DOCTOR, Lead Sound Medicine & Health Sciences, SDG3 Expert Team Member of World Health Innovation Summit, UK,

  • 2016 - 2018   
    MEDICAL DOCTOR + RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
    , in Infectious Diseases/Travel Medicine, Department of Public Health and Global Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland.


  • 2016 - 2017 
    MEDICAL CONSULTANT, Cancer Campaign Film Project, Mediafisch + Swiss Cancer League, Zurich, Switzerland 


  • 2015 - 2016 
    MEDICAL DOCTOR, Co-Author & Co-developer of the We Me Academy Program,
    Interface Marketing, Zug, Switzerland with Patrick K. Magyar

  • 2013 - 2015   
    MEDICAL DOCTOR, Psychiatry & Psychotherapy
    (Focus Depression and Stress-related mood disorders, brain health and music, CBT-psychotherapy), Clienia Schlössli, Clienia Private Clinics for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Teaching Hospital, Canton Zurich

  • 2010 - 2012   
    CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT
    , Pain Therapy, Anesthesiology & Neuroimmunology, with Prof. Dr. Dr. H-G. Kress, AKH Wien, University Hospital of Vienna, Austria. Clinical study on the role of sphingosine-1-phosphate and interleukin-6 in chronic pain; first S1P study in humans.

  • 2005 - 2011   
    CLINICAL INTERN
    , rotations in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology, Dermatology, Gynecology, Urology, Emergency Medicine, Dentistry, Pathology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Vienna, Austria + Nürnberg, Germany.

  • 2003   
    NURSING INTERN, Internal Medicine, at Hôpital Charles Foix, Teaching Hospital of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris (Paris VI), France.

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Academic Vitae  

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MEDICINE



  • 2010 - 2012   
    CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT
    , Pain Therapy, Anesthesiology & Neuroimmunology, with Prof. Dr. Dr. H-G. Kress, AKH Wien, University Hospital of Vienna, Austria.
    Clinical study on the role of sphingosine-1-phosphate and interleukin-6 in chronic pain; first S1P study in humans.: "Sphingosin-1-Phosphat- und Interleukin-6-Plasmaspiegel bei chronischen Schmerzpatienten im Vergleich zu Kontrollgruppen"


  • 2005 - 2012 
    MEDICAL STUDIES & APPROBATION,
    Graduation thesis summa cum laude (1,0* Austrian grading), Medical University of Vienna, Austria

  • 2003 - 2005 
    DENTISTRY
    , Propedeutics, University of Vienna, Austria
    Extracurricular: Asian Studies (Sino, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Philosophy, Film) University of Vienna, Austria


  • 2002 -2003
    BIOCHEMISTRY, Guest Student, Freie Univeristät Berlin, Germany

MUSIC 

  • 2015 - 2016 
    MUSIC COMPOSITION + THEORY,
    ZHDK  Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland

  • 1996 - 2002  
    CONCERT VIOLIN,  junior student with Prof. Konstantin Vardeli
    Fellowship by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and Arts, with "outstanding successes"(24/25, 23/25) at Jugend Musiziert, David-Oistrach Akademie Ingolstadt, Germany

  • 1994 - 1996   
    CONCERT VIOLIN, junior music student
    at age 10y, with Prof. Oliver Colbentson, Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg (Ex-Meistersinger Conservatory), Nuremberg, Germany



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Musical Vitae  

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VIOLINIST, STRING ARRANGEMENTS, SOUNDSCAPES FOR MEDITATIONS

  • 2020 - today
    SOUND MEDITATIONS, SONIC DESIGN, SOUNDSCAPES, Compositions & Production,
    Sound And Health, Zurich

  

  • 2015 - 2016 
    MUSIC COMPOSITION + THEORY,
    ZHDK, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland


  • 2005 - today
    INDEPENDENT MUSIC PROFESSIONAL,
    full professional violinist with piano as a 2. instrumen (aka Miriam Lee Eicher or Burger), worked in Vienna, London, NYC, L.A., Zurich (details continue here) for film, commercial, orchestras, concert galas, studio recordings, live events, and substituting violinist in world-class orchestras i.e. 21st Century Orchestra at KKL Lucerne, Berlin Youth Symphonics, Udo Juergens Orchestra, a.o. 
    Performing in the genres: Classical, singer-songwriting, gipsy, pop-rock - performance, and writing pop-rock string arrangements. 



  • 1990 - 1994
    VIOLIN, aged 5y, Suzuki Method at the Public Music School Fürth (Bavaria), Germany


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Sound + Music as Medicine

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MUSIC + SALUTOGENESIS + PREVENTION + COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
2011 - 2022  Ongoing

  • Sound Therapist
  • Sound Meditation Teacher 
  • Sound Healing Studio Sound And Health in Zurich
  • Sound-Designer for in-person and digital Meditations, for remote sessions
  • Lead at the WHIS, UN-collaborating Expert group Sound Medicine & Health Science
  • Sound, Music and Meditation for well-being & MBM

Trainings (excerpt)

  • 2020 Mind-Body Medicine, MD Training at Benson-Henry Institute, MGH, Harvard University
  • Sound, Music Therapy and Meditation for Mind-Body Medicine (continuing education at several schools)
  • 2020, 2022 Cymatic Studies, with John Stuart Reid, Carlisle UK 
  • 2019 Gong Mastery, School of Yogi Bhajan/Don Conreaux/Martha Collard, China, Thailand, Singapore
  • 2016-2017 Meditation Training, in-person with Dr. Joe Dispenza, Barry Goldstein, Europe, USA
  • 2015-2016 Music Theory, Composition, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Switzerland
  • 2015 Neurosomatic Reprogramming (Bartu Method), Switzerland
  • 2011 Acupuncture, Österr. Gesellschaft für Akupunktur, Austria
  • Vedic, Yogic, Traditional Chinese, and Korean Buddhist Philosophy

Projects

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We are embedded in/or an active partner of local and healthcare stakeholders:

  • Primary care, complementary medicine, and specialists in Switzerland and the U.K.
  • Yoga Studios, Clinics, Leadership Networks, Public Health Networks
  • Concerts For Humanity (U.N.), in 2020
  • Vatican Covid-19 Commission Support Team (Italy), in 2020
  • Academic institutions (Harvard Univ., Univ. Zurich, ZHDK, Univ. Geneva)
  • The World Health Innovation Summit (U.K.) in international collaboration for:
  • The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, UN-Habitat SDG-Cities Flagship Program, designing smart cities programs and implementing new approaches to health and well-being worldwide.

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Dr. Miriam Burger MD is a medical doctor, an advisory board member of the World Health Innovation Summit CIC, and a member of several international academic networks including the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University,  ZHDK Zurich, University of Zurich, Medical University of Vienna.