Wellness In The Workplace: Practical Skills for Performance and Creativity – 7th September 2017

Ingenuity KnowledgeXchange Workshop


A free one-day workshop for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire SMEs.

Performance anxiety and workplace stress affect professionals from all different walks of life. In workplace and business settings, our busy schedules and fast-paced lives contribute to difficult situations, impacting our focus, productivity and ultimately our health. In today’s challenging work environments, it is more important than ever to take stock, address anxiety and re-balance.

In this one-day workshop, internationally-acclaimed concert pianist Dr Xenia Pestova (Professor and Director of Performance at the University of Nottingham’s Department of Music) will draw on her experience in musical performance and public speaking to examine important issues of performance anxiety and creative approaches to problem-solving. Participants will work through a series of relaxation exercises, learn improvisation techniques and explore ways to tap into their own creative resources.

Our speaker

Dr Xenia Pestova

Professor and Director of Performance, University of Nottingham Department of Music

Described as “outstanding” (Tempo), “stunning” (Wales Arts Review), “ravishing” (Pizzicato) and “remarkably sensuous” (New Zealand Herald), pianist Xenia Pestova’s performances and recordings have earned her a reputation as a leading interpreter of uncompromising repertoire of her generation. Pestova’s commitment and dedication to promoting music by living composers led her to commission dozens of new works and collaborate with major innovators in contemporary music. Currently, she is the Director of Performance at the University of Nottingham, and continues to mentor emerging musicians in workshops at conservatories and universities around the UK, Europe, Canada, New Zealand, USA and Brazil.

(Photo by Carla Rees)

Event details

Date: Thursday 7th September
Venue: The Sir Colin Campbell Building, Jubilee Campus, The University of Nottingham, NG7 2TU
Time: 9.15am – 3.30pm

State Aid

This event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 and is part of the Enabling Innovation Programme. Due to the nature of this funding, priority will be given to Derbyshire and Nottingham SMEs. This event is classed as State Aid to participating businesses, the value of which is £350, but is delivered completely free of charge to participants.

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