Captivating

Captivating, it is such a strange word… So many things can be classified under captivating: emotions, expressions, body movements, face, nature, seeing something, hearing something…

How long does it take for something to become captivating?

Captivating is defined as “capable of attracting and holding interest; charming” (I am guilty of just doing a quick google search to get to this definition)

In the audition world of jobs, a candidate often has only 5 minutes to play a selected material, often behind a curtain. This process is supposed to ensure maximum job equality. Yet it is one of the toughest job interviews I have ever had to go through. How do you become captivating when you are playing for …. a curtain? A very black and frankly, black hole looking curtain…

But I guess this job interview can be the ultimate challenge: if I choose to look at the process as pushing myself to be at my best, to be able to create a captivating sound no matter where or in front of whom I play or for how long…. that will be something I will always have to refine when taking orchestra auditions.

Fluting out and about,

Ana

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