A Recipe for Performance

This week’s blog continues the theme of performance and comes from a post by Lucinda Mackworth-Young on February 27th, 2017.

‘When performing, imagine you are the host entertaining your guests, wanting them to enjoy themselves, and delivering delicious food (music).

Think of those particular guests in advance: What food (music) do they particularly enjoy? What would feel most appetising and be most easy to digest at that time of the day or evening? Might they be allergic to anything?

Just as importantly, what preparation time do you have? Will you have the time to look out a new recipe (piece)? Or you could just add a little (musical) zest to one that you already know? You will need to match your menu (programme) to your preparation time.

And if, on the day, the sauce curdles, or the main dish burns a little, just deal with it as you go along. -Open a ready made packet, substitute with pasta from the store cupboard. Remember that so long as you continue to stay in charge, retaining your humour and looking after your guests, they will enjoy themselves whatever happens!’

Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Director of The Piano Teachers’ Course UK

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