Violinist Hilary Hahn on dealing with performance nerves


You have to work out how to deal with your own physical response to excitement - because it's not nervousness, it's excitement. I think unless you're experiencing that edge you won't perform as well, as it's letting your body know it's time to deliver on something important'

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