Josephine is a passionate believer that musicians of all levels can, with a little knowledge of musical language and rhetoric, build on their natural communicative instincts and engage directly with their audiences and their musical selves on a deeper emotional level.
In this presentation she will:
- Give a brief introduction to the Classical ideas of rhetoric as developed by the Ancient Greeks and Romans
- Provide musical examples from the standard canon of composers (Bach, Beethoven, Haydn) as well as some contemporary examples
- Perform well-known examples from the cello repertoire, showing how young musicians can project a more convincing performance. These examples will all be curated from AMEB repertoire, ranging from Grade 6 to LMusA level
- Show how speech and music connect including with the effective use of gesture, tone, affect, musical figures, imitation and repetition to produce a persuasive (and entertaining) performance