Denis Azabagic – Competitions. . The Concept of Music and Competitions I started attending international competitions seriously when I was 18 years old. One of the most stressful situations that a music student (or any performer) encounters during their studies is the day, the hour or the moment of the performance. One of the most stressful situations that a music student (or any performer) encounters during their studies is the day, the hour or the moment of.

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Stage presence I will discuss all of these elements in the chapter “How to Prepare for the Competition.

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That kind of focus helped competitilns in making the most out of my playing. You really get the feeling that after participating in one competition three times you have gotten to know everyone!

The picture I visualize in my head is the same picture that I see when I play and observe my left hand. What I mean is that I do not like to have the piece prepared and ready just before the competition starts.

Dealing with Performance Stress. I was wondering why this works better for me. I think in great part that is true. It is your choice how you want to put it. Scribd is the world’s largest social reading and publishing site. With time I have learned that competitionx role of the soloist is the role of a leader; no matter how scared and nervous we might feel about performing in a final with orchestra, the fact is that we have to summon our courage and lead the whole orchestra.

It is as if I had a camera on my head recording every motion. In the first chapter of this book I said I would discuss a few elements which I take into consideration when playing and practicing. The same thing goes during the performance. Apart from that, the pieces we select as our free program have to show variety in our playing, both from a technical as well as a musical point of view. On the other hand, there were competitions where the required pieces were not so hard. All other master-classes and 58 concerts went according to the schedule.


I only got tired by the end of the tour, around mid March, and I did change the program on a few occasions. And azabsgic only that, but it keeps filling up! Jers developed a more perfect system for designating serialrotational material in stravinsky s late twelvetone compositions.

I also remember people competitios me if I was getting tired of playing the same program so many times. My next stop after Canada was Portland, Oregon. I came to understand, however, that you could look at the situation from two perspectives.

There is always a story behind every piece, how it was composed, what inspired the composer to write it. Many times I have seen and I myself have been one of the angry competitors who felt that an injustice had been done. Each of us has an inner world that expands with the things we experience over time. Often times the players in the orchestra will learn deins parts during rehearsals. Does the jury need some time to “warm up”?

On occasion you can find talented young people studying in one place and performing in an area where everyone just dehis saying how good he or she plays. It is a question of practicing, taking time and believing that it can be done.

That is just the nature of things, not anybody’s fault. It is not an easy thing to do, but we should keep all the problems azabqgic nerves and such to ourselves. We can learn all the indications that come in the score, notes, rhythm, tempo marks etc.

There is an element of acting in performance and every person who goes on the stage is a performer. The only time I would have nothing to say was when I – deniz win.

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The letters have to be identified, then letters make words, words make small phrases, those phrases make sentences, paragraphs, chapters, parts, and the whole story. The explanation that I might give is that competitioms jury members know this player can play better than they have just demonstrated and make their decision based on that fact.

Apart from benefiting if you win a prize at the competition, there are other elements that we take home even if the experience seems totally negative. If the jury cannot hear you they will not have anything to vote on!


Still, I am con3 vinced that if I don’t keep fighting for my career all the competitions that I won will not help.

Our faces have to aaabagic smiling or at least conveying a pleasant and good feeling to the audience. I remember that the ARD Competition in Munich, Germany in was one of the most difficult for me in terms of the required program. I did not even know who was in the jury.

I try to block all the thoughts related to pressure, the jury, self-doubt, etc. I visualize the motions competitione my left-hand fingers from the beginning of the piece to the end.

The first time is always the greatest, but getting the 1st prize at GFA was something special. Sistema de cerramiento no convencional, fabricado a partir de mortero enriquecido con cemento, cascarilla de arroz y arena en proporciones 1: On the other hand, if I were approached to play at a very competitiions festival or zzabagic hall, or to appear as a soloist with an important orchestra, then I would expect my “tension-responsibility” feeling to be intensified.

After playing this program so many times in a short period of time, I thought it would be a good idea to play it at the competition where I would be compared to other instrumentalists and singers. I like to read a book, or watch competition interesting on TV, take a walk, or play some video game not too much though because you can make your fingers tired or even hurt them.

I had thought the program should go smoothly because I was about to perform at the competition.

Denis Azabagic On Competitions, Dealing With Performance Stress

Our little walk from the stage door to center stage is the first thing judges and audiences will see. The way I memorize is to remember the positions of every note on the fretboard.

Technique is a very complex combination of many different elements.