Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ingrid Zur studied violin with Bruno B. Gelber and Ljerko Spiller. After completing secondary school, she studied violin and viola at the Rubin Academy, Tel Aviv (Israel University). During her studies, while serving as principal violist of the Tel Aviv University Strings, she gave concerts in Israel, Europe, Canada and the USA. After completing her studies she became principal violist of the Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva, appearing in chamber music concerts with such artists as Jean-Pierre Rampal, Jean Tortellier, Pinchas Zuckermann and Chaim Taub. From 1981 to 1986 she was a member of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Following this appointment she became assistant principal violist with the Bochum Symphony and played with the West German Radio and Hessischer Rundfunk Radio Symphony Orchestras.
Since 1989 she has taught at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main and has intermittently taken on the directorship of the Bad Vilbel School of Music. She also coaches chamber music ensembles and youth orchestras and has been working as a teacher and juror in the Orchestral Academy of the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival for many years.
Ingrid Zur has also received additional training in physical therapies and psychotherapies. She has developed Dispotraining for musicians with Jörg Heyer. She leads courses, seminars and training events in German, English, Spanish and Hebrew in Germany and abroad.
Prof. Jörg Heyer
Born in 1940 in Wuppertal, Germany, Jörg Heyer studied violin and viola at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and completed his graduate studies with Gerard Ruymen in Cologne and Brussels.
In 1964 he joined the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra, and in 1966 the Frankfurt (Main) Radio Symphony Orchestra. For many years he was a member of the Bach Collegium Stuttgart (Gächinger Kantorei under Helmut Rilling). He later took over the pedagogic and artistic direction of the Bad Vilbel School of Music, served as conductor and soloist of the Bad Vilbel Chamber Orchestra and performed in concerts, tours and recordings with the Amati Players chamber music ensemble. Since 1977 he has been teaching a viola class at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts and has been an instructor with numerous youth orchestras, the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and the orchestra of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.
Jörg Heyer has received additional training in physical therapies and psychotherapies. Together with Ingrid Zur he has developed Dispotraining for musicians. He teaches courses in Germany and abroad.