During my viola studies in Frankfurt, Berlin and Salzburg I was already on the look out for ergonomic aids (chin rest and shoulder rest) which met my anatomic requirements.
After a period of time as a member of the Mandelring Quartet
(ARD prize-winner, amongst other things), where I was giving
concerts very frequently, I decided to concentrate on teaching
while continuing my active performing career.
When working with students of all age groups and professional musicians, I always encounter the issue of position for violin and viola players (body posture and instrument position).
My training in dispokinesis gave me the foundation to find my own solution - the resoNora shoulder rest.
It is based on the experience that a musician must have conscious awareness of his or her body. In order to meet the requirements of a professional career as a musician, the instrument must be adapted to the body and not vice versa!