Finding Fabulous Freedom – with a Viola in your Hands!

Ásdís Valdimarsdóttir currently teaches viola and chamber music at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. We are happy and proud to announce a new workshop led by her, with the title…


This will be a workshop on looking for freedom from pain and preventing injuries when we play.  Most of us have some idea on how our skeletons and muscles are designed and how to use them to our best advantage- but even so the statistics tell us that a very high percentage of all musicians suffer from injuries of one sort or another at some point in their careers.  Some get over them- but many don’t – and it is a subject that musicians are often shy to open up about.  No one wants to get a reputation for being injured or weak….

The good news is that it is very much possible to get over existing injuries in the long term and, of course, to prevent them.

I used to be a regular on the local physiotherapists table with pain in my neck and left shoulder; it helped in the short term but kept them employed! It was not until I discovered Body Mapping and Alexander Technique that I managed to truly get better and now I have not seen the physiotherapist for many years!

I would like to introduce you to what I have learned and help you find a way to injury free and happy music making.  We will do lots of movement explorations and experiments. Have your instrument handy and make sure you have room to swing your arms around!

Date:  Saturday, March 6th, at 16:00h
Place:  Online, Jitsi Meet (registered participants will receive a link)
Language:  The workshop will be given in English
Logistics:  Have your viola handy for exercises
Costs:  Voluntary financial donation – we suggest €10,-
Registration: Use form below

Workshop registration no longer possible

P.S. You may also find the following related workshop interesting:
March 13th, 2021: “How to deal with injuries”, with Laura Kok