Dr Wilhelm Lichtenberg – Founder
South Africa’s “Singing Surgeon”, husband and father of three teenagers, lives in Cape Town, where he practices full-time as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon. From an early age, he cherished the dream of becoming a conductor and an opera singer, after his father, a respected and beloved former judge president of the Free State, cultivated a deep love of music in him.
During his student years he played the trumpet in the professional symphony orchestra of the Free State Arts Council, while studying Medicine at the University of the Free State. He moved to Cape Town in 1995, where he specialized as a heart surgeon at the Christiaan Barnard Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Groote Schuur Hospital and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. In 2018, he also completed a postgraduate certificate in Medicolegal Practice at the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town.