Corpus Medicorum is a Melbourne-based orchestra of doctors, medical students and health professionals.
These talented individuals, whose professional lives are devoted to public health, come together several times a year to present a much-loved concert series at Melbourne Recital Centre. Their performances are of an exceptionally high standard and all profits are donated back to The Royal Melbourne Hospital to fund medical research.
Corpus Medicorum was founded in 2002 by Royal Melbourne Hospital cardiothoracic surgeon and violist Phillip Antippa.
It is now widely regarded as one of Australia’s premier doctors' orchestras as has worked with noted Australian conductors Warwick Stengaards and Carl Pini, and leading international and Australian soloists including Elizabeth Wallfisch and Hartmut Lindemann, Benjamin Martin, Wilma Smith, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Ji Won Kim, and Michael Dahlenburg.
Corpus Medicorum's current Conductor and Musical Director is Associate Prof Keith Crellin OAM, Head of Strings Elder Conservatorium University of Adelaide and ex-founding member of the Australian String Quartet.
Corpus Medicorum encourages doctors and medical students not to forgo their substantial talents during the long years of medical training. It also provides a highly satisfying creative outlet for practicing medics to balance their demanding professional lives.
Director Mr Phillip Antippa MBBS FRACS, cardiothoracic surgeon, Director, Lung Cancer Services, The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Artistic Director Assoc Professor Keith Crellin OAM, Head of Strings & Conductor, University of Adelaide
Founding Conductor and Director, the late Christopher Martin.