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How to Lead a Group of People

May 15, 2011 at 6:43 am UTC

Some of the best conducting advice I’ve ever heard. From the maestro himself, Sir Colin Davis:

“The less ego you have, the more influence you have as a conductor. And the result is that you can concentrate on the only things that really matter: the music and the people who are playing it. You are of no account whatever. But if you can help people to feel free to play as well as they can, that’s as good as it gets.”

Here’s a link to the full article (Guardian UK). And here’s Sir Colin putting the philosophy to practice as he conducts the LSO in Elgar’s Nimrod from the Enigma Variations:

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