The Resilient Musician

#3: "What Would Mozart Do?" with Dr Nico de Villiers

av The Resilient Musician | Publicerades 3/11/2021

In this episode, Jonny meets South African pianist, vocal coach and researcher Dr Nico de Villiers to learn about his lockdown podcast project, “What Would Mozart Do”.  Nico explains how at the start of the pandemic, he was unable to answer the questions his students at Guildhall were asking him about the value of music education. To find the answer, he started the podcast which focuses on people who’ve trained in music but moved to other career paths.    We discuss how conservatoires routinely fail to prepare musicians for life outside the concert hall.  Nico’s top tip? Check in regularly - if your current music career isn’t giving you what you first expected, change things up - and accept that change can be positive! ----- The Resilient Musician is produced by the Encore Musicians team, and is presented by Jonny Venvell (Head of Artist Relations) and James McAulay (Co-Founder & CEO). Encore ( is one of the world's largest platforms for booking musicians to perform at events, weddings and recording sessions. Over 10,000 events and gigs have been booked through Encore, and musicians on Encore have earned over £5,000,000 since the platform was launched. If you're a musician who would like to join the platform, you can sign up at: Twitter: Instagram:

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Conversations with extraordinary musicians about how they've innovated and thrived during the pandemic. Jonny Venvell (Encore Head of Artist Relations, drummer) and James McAulay (Encore CEO, cellist) interview everyone from the leaders of the world's largest Zoom choir, Ronnie Scott's band members to Wellerman TikTokers.