Performance anxiety

2021-10-11T14:37:44+01:00

Performance anxiety is a psychological phenomenon - it is fear about one’s ability to perform any task. It can happen in many fields of work or in other life situations but here we will focus on public performing in classical music. Anxiety can manifest itself in variety of ways. Nuances range from lighter symptoms such as elevated heart rate, sweaty palms, to the more severe ones; muscle spasms, hyperventilation, experiencing blackouts, puking, just to name a few. I would like to discuss some ways that helped me tackle my performing anxiety as I personally experienced many layers of it - total [...]