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A Merry Xmas To All And Peace On Earth…

Trumpeter Brendan Ball and organist Ian Tracey perform Silent Night as part of their Christmas Singalong Lunchtime Concert, Thursday 19 December, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Film by Mark McNulty Brendan Ball is sponsored by LIVERPOOL ORGANIC BREWERY

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Even Lady Gaga Is Getting In On The Act…

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Richard Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2 – Tim Jackson

A great photo (below), by Chris Morley, of RLPO Principal Horn star, Timothy Jackson. Tim will be displaying his solo wares with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as concerto soloist in the beautiful Concerto for French Horn no. 2. by … Continue reading

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More Advice On Performance Anxiety – Dr. Gerald Stein…

Many regular visitors to this blog will already be aware of my fascination with the science of performance. What makes us tick as professional and amateur musicians, artists, dancers, actors, public speakers; in fact, any type of performer. My area … Continue reading

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Stress In The Orchestra: Mood Plays A Part…

A fascinating article has appeared in science daily, on an experiment conducted in Vienna to measure stress levels within orchestras. Samples were taken from musicians at rest, in rehearsal and in performance. The results are quite surprising to me. Read … Continue reading

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Psychotherapist Dr Gerald Stein Advises On Stage Fright & Performance Anxiety

There is a great site for advice on overcoming issues with performance anxiety etc. Chicago Psychotherapist, Dr. Stein, is a well known expert in this field and posts readily for the benefit of others.To read more, click on the link … Continue reading

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Trumpet Matters!

I just happened across the blog of former Principal Trumpet of the Cincinnati Symphony & Pops Orchestras. This blog has an abundance of articles by Phil about trumpet performance and the psychology of trumpet playing. Well worth a look… TRUMPET … Continue reading

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The Great Maynard Ferguson plays ‘Maynard Ferguson’…

The great Maynard Ferguson at his very best in footage from 1954… … a truly great player. What a star!

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The Search For Perfection Can Take It’s Toll On A Musician

4 October, 2013 11:55AM AEST The pressure to be perfect for life as an orchestral musician By Justin Huntsdale A Wollongong music teacher says a study that found life as an orchestral musician can breed anxiety, depression and pain is not … Continue reading

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Gabor Tarkovi Talks About Mahler Symphony 5!

… and now the Principal Trumpet of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra playing the first movement of Mahler 5 in 2002 whilst in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra… Fantastic!

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