Discovering your own uniqueness and using it wisely to connect with others

Discovering your own uniqueness and using it wisely to connect with others

Even when performing in an ensemble, our individual uniqueness impacts audiences far more deeply than we’re used to recognizing. Cloning our heroes Many times we start life by replicating others. Apprentices did this all the time – they spent years copying their master and doing things exactly their way. Why? Because the master produced what […]

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Acknowledging the difference we make through musical and emotional awareness

Acknowledging the difference we make through musical and emotional awareness

After I conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in rehearsal, I had to acknowledge that my confidence completely dissipated. It’s been an arduous climb ever since, but it seems like there is now more of the mountain below me than above. Following that humiliating experience, one of the questions I constantly asked myself is “what difference […]

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