Written by Zlata Brouwer
Published: April 1, 2014 at 10:58 AM [UTC]
I can't wait to see the pictures and movie of your recital with your piano accompanist. It must be great!
Is it true that you also get nervous and scared? But you are so good, you should not have the feeling?
I am in the contrary always have that feeling. I sometimes perform accompanying my daughter either on piano or on violin. I always have trembling and sweaty hands, my heart would beat so fast that it might pop out. No matter how hard I practice and tell myself it's giong to be okay, the moment I step on the stage with her, those scary feelings come back.
I am glad you overcome your fear and it turned out great!
Nope, I didn’t lose the fear! Yes, I am terrified from time to time, certainly when performing solo.
Feel the fear and do it anyway!
Watch this video to learn you are not the only one and how you can perform despite of the fear:
Now I would like to hear from you!
Do you have experienced stage fright?
What are your strategies?
Please let me know in the comments!
The only time I get nervous with orchestral playing is if I have to play a solo (because there are 70 people who will absolutely know if you mess it up, since they've heard it plenty before), or if I feel that the orchestra isn't well prepared. That, I think, is more apprehension than anything else and I don't shake and sweat the way I otherwise would, but I'm definitely tense.
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