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Matthew Wilkie


Matthew Wilkie

Matthew Wilkie discusses the challenges of being Principal Bassoonist of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He talks about the importance of having a supportive atmosphere with colleagues in the orchestra and how the auditioning process can impact that, both positively and negatively.

He gives examples of how he frees up in difficult performance situations to help his own nerves, talks about his views on Betablockers and how he manages the logistics of making five trips to Europe from Australia each year. He also has some valuable tips for students preparing for auditions.

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