Artistry and Flow
The Piano Experience is a 90-minute interactive event that explores creativity, listening, flow and passion through an instantly recognizable cultural icon: a grand piano.
It begins with a famous piece of music played by pianist and business speaker Dominic Alldis. He invites the participants to sit close to the piano to feel it's expressive power, and reflect on what it takes to be a high-level performer. This is followed by an intereactive discussion about the role of preparation, confidence and presence in both music and business.
This can be combined with a drumming workshop where participants are given handheld percussion instruments and invited to form small groups or ‘bands’. Each band is given 30 minutes to create an original piece of music which they perform before the whole group. This highly enjoyable team-building exercise brings a new perspective on creative thinking, acquiring skills under pressure, time-management, negotiation, and how to rehearse and deliver a successful performance.
The CJD is the oldest employers' movement in France. Its purpose is to promote ‘responsible liberalism’ and provide a forum for discussing how an ethical work environment can best service the needs of mankind. For their 2018 conference in Paris, they invited Dominic Alldis to provide three 10-minute musical interludes: Orchestra, Jazz and Soloist. Each interlude explored the unique challenges of a working environment... in a large organisation, a small team or working as an independent entrepreneur. The interludes were delivered in French.
"We enjoyed a magic moment suspended in the air of time. Dominic Alldis has the power to illustrate collective and individual management practices through the art of music..."
Pierre Minodier, President, Centre des Jeunes Dirigeants d'entreprise
In 2004, Cartier invited Dominic Alldis to meet their worldwide HR team and explore the parallels between life in a musical ensemble and a boutique. The participants were invited to the Royal Academy of Music in London and first heard a live piano performance and before engaging in an interactive discussion about preparation, confidence, listening and trust. The event was organised by AC3 Formation (Paris).
"The time spent with Dominic Alldis had an immense impact on all attending and provided us with new concepts, that the universal language of music evokes with simplicity and clarity. His piano performances giving examples of terms such as dynamics, timing, listening, communication, tone, rhythm and many other fundamental aspects, not only brought home the point of how essential these are to music, but also showed how they touch our everyday professional and personal lives..."
Brigitte Galut, Director of Training
Danone is a multinational corporation producing fresh dairy products, waters, early life nutrition and medical nutrition. In 2006, they asked the pianist Dominic Alldis to provide a piano performance for 300 European managers in Budapest. It took place in the ballroom of the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal and featured a live piano performance, videos of orchestras and jazz bands, as well as an interactive percussion workshop.
"The music metaphor has proven to be really effective with our managers; he was just the right person at the right time and has this rare talent to obtain emotional engagement and let the audience discover simple things they will never forget. Highly recommended!.."
Benedikt Benenati, Organisational Development Director, Danone
Cartier was founded in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier in Paris, France. The company designs, manufactures and sells luxury jewellery and watches.
In 2004, Cartier invited Dominic Alldis to meet senior managers and discuss the parallels between leading a musical ensemble and managing a boutique. The participants heard a live piano performance and engaged in an interactive discussion. The event was organised by AC3 Formation (Paris).
The CJD is the oldest employers' movement in France. It was formed in 1938 and comprises over 5000 members. Its purpose is to promote ‘responsible liberalism’ and provide a forum for discussing how an ethical work environment can best service the needs of mankind.
For their 2018 conference in Paris, they invited Dominic Alldis from Music & Management to provide three 10-minute musical interludes: Orchestra, Jazz and Soloist. Each interlude explored the unique challenges of working within a large organisation, a small team or working as an independent entrepreneur. Each interlude was delivered in French.
Pfizer is the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company.
In 2007 they invited Dominic Alldis to Athens to participate in a conference entitled “CV Health in Concert”, where senior cardiologists from around the world presented their latest research in the management of cardiovascular disease. The agenda included a series of "musical interludes", each addressing a key area of good medical practice, such as listening, analysis, communication, preparation and performance.
Sit within an orchestra, listen to a symphony and engage in an interactive discussion about leadership, trust, diversity and collaboration…
Listen to a jazz band and engage in an interactive discussion about teamwork, flexibility and innovation within a fast-moving business environment…
Hear a string quartet perform a classical masterpiece and discuss the process of preparation that leads to an exceptional performance...
Contrast a classical and jazz approach to corporate decision making and how to balance strategic alignment with creative independence…
Hear a conductor and jazz musician talk about musical leadership, teamwork and creativity as a metaphor for the world of business...
Dinner courses are interspersed with three musical interludes - leadership and the orchestra, jazz and innovation, and an interactive musical activity...