“Performing Under Pressure”

I came across a spectacular article by respected violinist, Oliver Steiner. For my students, and for anyone who suffers from anxiety before or during a performance, please click here to read the article.

“Nervousness can co-exist with well controlled, beautiful playing,” Mr. Steiner says. Whatever feelings — whatever butterflies, sweaty palms, or nasty inner voices — may afflict us, if one has prepared well, the feelings need not dictate the outcome of a performance.