Performance Consultant, Violinist, Lecturer, Researcher
Berenice Beverley Zammit is a Performance Consultant, lecturer and professional violinist. She lectures in Performance Psychology, Music Psychology and Research Methods. Her PhD at the Royal College of Music (RCM) investigates performance optimisation through pre-performance routines in professional classical musicians. At the RCM Berenice is also a GTA for Performing Arts in Health and Wellbeing, Healthy Musician and Performance Education. She is also a Research Assistant for various RCM projects.
Berenice's doctoral research findings have been presented at the International Symposium for Performance Science (ISPS) 2021, Montreal; KVNM/RMA Postgraduate Symposium 2021, Amsterdam; SMI/ICTM-IE Postgraduate Conference 2021, Limerick; ISPS 2019 in Melbourne. Berenice has also chaired at the BFE/RMA Research Students’ Conference 2021, and at the ISPS 2019 in Melbourne. Her publications can be found here.
As a performance consultant Berenice delivers online and in-person talks/workshops on strategies for performance based on current research from the field of performance science. These sessions include, but are not exclusive to, coping strategies and pre-performance routines, performance anxiety, getting into the zone, motivation, memorisation, injury prevention and physical activity/exercise. Berenice also coaches performers from various performance domains (music / dance / acting / public speaking / chess) to enhance their performance skills. Her work with musicians further includes one-to-one instrumental sessions whereby they are given the opportunity to perform and work directly with her on strategies that will help optimise their performance.
Berenice is a member of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and forms part of various other ensembles as a freelancer. She is a keen violin tutor and enjoys writing for The Strad.
Between performing and lecturing Berenice spends her time in sports: running, swimming, kayaking, sailing and...rugby!