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On That Note: Dealing With Travel Exhaustion & Opposing Demands As A Musician

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Jay Lawrence
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Cellist Robert Cohen talks about the exhaustion he faces from traveling and balancing opposing demands.

Every month, cellist Robert Cohen joins us to talk about the life of a working, touring, professional musician. Cohen joins us this month to talk about the exhaustion he faces from traveling, balancing opposing demands, and being in the middle of things as a traveling musician and teacher. 

From greeting new students in London to performing at a music festival in Slovakia, Cohen has a multitude of things pulling him in many different directions. 

"I've learned over the years how to look after myself in terms of my energy, my fitness and my physical well-being because of all of the strain of all of this traveling," says Cohen. "You're continually fighting in your body those situations and the stresses and the jet leg."

Maggie Holdorf
Maggie Holdorf started as a WUWM Lake Effect intern in September 2019.
For 35 years one of the worlds leading cello soloist, Robert Cohen is an award-winning recording artist, conductor, artistic director and pedagogue who has been broadcast on TV and radio throughout the world. His passionate views on the art of learning, performing and communicating music have been widely published.
Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.