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Lectures – Playing with Science

Lectures – Playing with Science


Victoria Samek has developed a new and ground-breaking process for the 21st-century which brings together the theory of WHY with the practicalities of HOW! Have a first-hand taster of this ground-breaking and inspirational approach in her musical and visually illustrated lectures.

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As a respected voice in the performing world of music with a Masters in Performance Science from the Royal College of Music, Victoria Samek presents a series of bespoke lectures entitled ‘Playing with Science’.

Performance science, although established academically, is treated with suspicion by performing artists – often accused of extinguishing the flame of inspiration. Recognising the significance of performance science and its impact for the player in re-thinking traditional approaches to practice and performance she presents a ground-breaking unique and innovative approach to practice and performance.

Playing with Science combine theories and models from science with artistic imagination and creativity, punctuated by live performance. Taking musicians on a voyage of discovery and delivered with her ever-contagious energy.

Lecture topics include:

  • A tantalizing introduction to – Playing with Science
  • The Tools of our trade
  • An organised approach to decisions
  • Human resources to problem solve
  • Motivation and Resistance
  • Constructive words for Self-reporting
  • Anxieties in performance
  • The art of concentration
  • Managing expectations for injury and recovery

“Art is about expression and imagination, science gives principles and reasoning. It is the combined force of art and science which makes for a harmonious partnership”. Victoria Samek


Further information or questions can be addressed by contacting Victoria via email:


Additional information

Weight 0.234 g
Event Platform

Group lecture delivered remotely, Group lecture delivered in person, Lecture recital, Lecture workshop, Lecture workshop series of 3

Participant Group

Young Learners, Mature beginners, Music students, Advanced players, Mixed class

Instrumental Group

Single reed, Woodwind, Other instruments


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