The bond developed between the musicians performing in a chamber music ensemble is similar to that of a sports team. While each musician has a clearly defined role, success is dependant on the musicians ability to read each others body language, contribute equally in rehearsals, and to find a way of performing that emphasises each others strengths. In 2018 the musicians of Eine Kleine Wind have developed three team building workshops based on their experience of rehearsing and performing together over several years.
In preparing for a concert, before the first rehearsal even takes place, each musician must prepare their individual part at home before finally being able to hear it in full context. This takes dedication and commitment as well as a trust that everyone is striving towards the same goal of excellence. It has been said by many musicians that one of the hardest things about performing is the worry of what their colleagues may think. This is an example of why it is so important to develop healthy relationships and trust in a team as well as an utmost respect and understanding for what each member contributes. In an environment where musicians feel engaged and able to connect with their colleagues they will experience highlights of their music careers and this way of thinking can apply in any workplace.
The power of music is such that simply sharing a musical experience together can be enough to break the ice or create a bond between a group of people. During Eine Kleine Wind’s interactive workshops team members can expect to participate in making music together and to think outside of the box in order to get to know each other on a new level. Please enquire now to find out more information.