Performance Consultant, Violinist, Lecturer, PhD Candidate
Berenice Beverley Zammit is a Performance Consultant and professional violinist. She is a PhD candidate investigating performance optimisation through pre-performance routines in professional classical musicians. Berenice is also a Graduate Teaching Assistant lecturing in Music Performance Psychology, Performing Arts in Health and Wellbeing, and Healthy Musician at the Royal College of Music, London.
Her 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 works on various projects as Research Assistant at the Royal College of Music. She is also a lecturer in Music Psychology and in Research Methods at Bath Spa University. Berenice is a member of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and forms part of various other ensembles. She is a keen violin tutor and she enjoys writing for The Strad.
Between performing and lecturing Berenice spends her time in sports: running, swimming, kayaking, sailing and...rugby!