Volume 14, January 2022
Musculoskeletal symptoms of double bassists: a literature synthesis

by Frances Levenderis and Bridget Rennie-Salonen

About the Authors

Frances Levenderis (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
Dr Bridget Rennie-Salonen (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)

Frances Levenderis completed her bachelor's degree in music at the University of Pretoria in 2018 and a bachelor's degree in music at Stellenbosch University in 2020. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in music at the University of Stellenbosch. Frances has participated in masterclasses given by Uxia Martinez Botana, Jeff Bradetich, Nick Scales, and Gudrun Raschen. She travelled to Germany with the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra in 2018, and has performed with a number of orchestras in South Africa, including the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, Kwazulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival Symphony Orchestra (principal 2019), Johannesburg Youth Orchestra, University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra, Rand Symphony Orchestra, South African National Youth Orchestra, and Cape Festival Orchestra.

Dr Bridget Rennie-Salonen, is a flautist, lecturer, and practitioner and researcher in musicians' health. She holds the positions of Postdoctoral Fellow at the Africa Open Institute for Music Research and Innovation, part-time Lecturer, and Head of Woodwinds, all at Stellenbosch University. She received her PhD in Music from the University of the Free State where she researched occupational health curriculum content, implementation, and assessment. She also holds certificates in the Essentials of Performing Arts Medicine and in Functional Movement Anatomy. For many years, Bridget served as the solo principal flute of the Cape Town Philharmonic, and she currently serves as the principal flute of the Cape Town Festival Orchestra and performs with Cape Town Baroque.

Corresponding author:
Frances Levenderis