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The Mind Over Finger Podcast

Nov 17, 2023

Conversation with the versatile and dynamic violin soloist and chamber musician Njioma Grievous , winner of the Robert F. Smith First Prize and the Audience Choice awards of the Sphinx Competition.  Topics including

  • ·         Her performance preparation and pre-performance routines
  • ·         The importance of Receiving and following advice
  • ·         The skills she thinks are important to develop
  • ·         Her favorite tool in the practice room and the great way she uses it
  • ·         How she gets herself to practice when she doesn’t feel like it
  • ·         Her no. 1 advice for people taking auditions
  • ·         The changes she would like to see in the classical music world
  • ·         And her actionable tip on how to memorize music


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Most sincere thank you to composer Jim Stephenson who graciously provided the show’s musical theme:  Concerto #1 for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra – Movement 2: Allegro con Brio, performed by Jeffrey Work, trumpet, and the Lake Forest Symphony, conducted by Jim Stephenson.