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September 17, 2022

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Competitions – Just for Horses?

Although music is, of course, not a competitive art form, participating in competitions can shape the development of young musicians. This is the story of how I got into doing competitions, plus some advice for YOUR next competition.  →
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Performance Coaching — A Tool to Enable the Sustainable Delivery of Excellence

Today many businesses operating in competitive markets offer Performance Coaching to their employees. It is an established and successful tool to enhance their performance and achieve their full potential. The same care is given to professional athletes who receive psychological  →
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The Voice of the Irish Double Bass

Malachy Robinson, principal bassist with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and Crash Ensemble, discusses the repertoire on his recent solo album.  →
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A New Biography of Giovanni Bottesini

Finding himself, like most musicians, unable to work because of coronavirus restrictions, Chris West spent lockdown researching the life of Giovanni Bottesini. He ended up writing the first biography in English of the great man and in the process gained  →
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Investing Advice for Musicians

I want to offer some dry investing advice for today’s music students. Diversification hedges uncertainty. Although my core accomplishments as a double bassist have opened many doors, my other musical skills have unlocked many others. Not all doors will lead  →
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International Journal of Music

The International Journal of Music (IJM) is the first online archive specializing in Music Performance.