(Ontario, CA, Jan. 24) Visitors to the Pearl River/Ritmüller display room at the recent 2008 NAMM Show had the opportunity to meet Lothar Thomma, renowned European piano design consultant.Mr. Thomma
was in attendance to meet and greet customers and personally demonstrate the design nuances that distinguish a new collection of Ritmüller piano models being considered as additions to the company's North American line.Mr. Thomma
has an illustrious career in the piano industry as a designer and teacher and is credited with being one of the main inventors of the "TF-65" calculator for piano scale design.He
has worked or consulted for 20 different piano manufacturers worldwide and has more than 30 years experience as a member and director of both the German Piano Manufacturers' Association
and the European Piano Manufacturers' Association
.He taught the master course at the German Music Instrument Technical School in Ludwigsburg, Germany and has been a member of the German Piano Industry Research Project in Ludwigsburg since 1968.Mr. Thomma is an enthusiastic spokesperson for the new Ritmüller models.His
participation in the creation of these extraordinary new pianos speaks to the Pearl River commitment to honor European tradition in the design and construction of the Ritmüller brand.