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Guiding flutists holistically to discover their unique voice on and off the stage!


Episode 70: Lessons from Romania

Flute 360 | Episode 70: “Lessons from Romania” (54:21)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Martin Godoy and Dr. Aileen Razey on their insights, strategies, and lessons learned through the Cluj International Music Competition (2019) in Romania. Topics vary from awareness, meditation, health, musicianship, and much more! Listen to today’s episode to hear all the details!

Episode 70 – Main Points:

  • 0:24Gold Sponsor: J&K Productions
  • 1:20 – Welcome!
  • 1:26 – Rate, Review & Subscribe in iTunes, please!
  • 3:21 – Martin talks about the second round requirements for flute.
  • 4:20 Bozza’s Image for Solo Flute
  • 5:05 – Aileen talks about repertoire and “living” with a piece.
  • 6:36 Karg-Elert’s Sonata Appassionata for Solo Flute, Op. 140
  • 7:29 Hindemith’s Act Stücke for Solo Flute (1927)
  • 9:17 – Clarinet’s second round competition requirements.
  • 9:49 – Aileen’s strategy.
  • 10:50 – Be ready for last-minute changes!
  • 11:39 – Martin comments on the jury’s changes with Telemann’s Fantasias.
  • 13:20 – Aileen comments.
  • 13:53Amy Porter, Episode 45
  • 14:34 – Emotional aspect of performances.
  • 16:05 – Aileen talks about what she does on performance day.
  • 17:0Go for a run!
  • 17:23 – Martin’s performance day strategy.
  • 17:50belVita Biscuits
  • 21:52 – Be aware of your physical body on performance day.
  • 22:23Five-minute stretch via YouTube.
  • 22:30The Headspace App: Meditation
  • 23:17 – Aileen asks a question to the panel!
  • 23:43 – Martin’s answer: Fake it till you make it, stand-up tall, notice the space, take a long bow, breathe, and be aware of time.
  • 27:53 – Meditation apps can help you to stay present.
  • 28:53 – Aileen talks about the moments before walking out onto the stage.
  • 29:57Visualization Techniques
  • 30:17 – Anxiety and how it affects the breath.
  • 32:06 – Getting feedback from the judges.
  • 33:11 – Judges from different nationalities.
  • 34:22 – Aileen’s experience with the clarinet masterclasses.
  • 35:38 – Martin’s experience with the flute masterclasses.
  • 25:50Seiya Ueno, flutist
  • 37:12 Mozart’s Rondo in D Major, K. Anh. 184
  • 39:14 – Aileen comments on requirements for the clarinet’s competition.
  • 42:09 – Final Thoughts
  • 42:21 – Martin shares his thoughts on growth and being courageous.
  • 45:03 – Aileen: “The jury members want you to succeed and they are invested in you.”
  • 48:29 – Martin: “Life isn’t peaches and cream.”
  • 50:08 – Aileen: Remind yourself “why” you are playing and competing.
  • 51:08 – Martin: Please be humble after your performance.
  • 53:06Bronze Sponsor: J&K Productions

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