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5 Tips to Overcome Stage Fright With Advice From Itzhak Perlman

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 24, 2021 • 3 min read

Even the world’s greatest performers get nervous—some famously so. From Barbra Streisand to Adele to Laurence Olivier, some of the most commanding stage performers can actually be a wreck when they’re waiting in the wings. Needless to say, these artists do not let performance anxiety or stage fright derail them once they are in front of an audience.

Here are some insights on overcoming stage fright, particularly for a performing musician.