46. From the archive: Courage!

Another one of our top episodes from the archive… YolanDa Brown talks to horn player Mark Vines and leader of the orchestra Pieter Schoeman about how to get on top of an inevitable (and essential) aspect of being a musician: nerves.

Dry mouth, the shakes, cold sweats, ‘butterflies’ in the stomach, these are all things anyone who performs in public will be able to identify with. But how do musicians learn to manage their nerves so their performances aren’t affected, and can they actually use nervous energy to help rather than hinder them?

Take a deep breath, and come on in…

Produced by Tandem Productions for the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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