How to develop great performing presence


Great stage actors have an aura of positive energy and openness that string players can access, too. Acting coach Patsy Rodenburg tells Ariane Todes how

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Sometimes it takes a person with a different perspective to be honest and objective. Voice and acting coach Patsy Rodenburg has worked with some of the biggest names in theatre, film and TV, and for 26 years has run the voice department at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

In her work with actors, and also with musicians, she helps them maximise their performing presence by training them to be aware of their body, how they breathe, use their voice, listen to others, and connect to their audience and fellow performers. Here she gives string players tips on staying centred, open and present, and offers some home truths about the classical music world.

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