Hi everybody! This is my first post on this fantastic forum. I also saw the excellent BBC documentary.It was certainly thought provoking. It seems to me that the group dynamics of playing in a large orchestra are not so different from those which exist in a smaller ensemble , regardless of the style of music.In fact I would go further and say that these issues exist in practically any organisation whether music related or not.There will always be people with dominant personalities trying to overpower others. Perhaps the only difference is that as insecure/egocentric musicians we may be more sensitive to criticism, etc than your average office worker! Regarding performance pressure, I have always marvelled at the way in which top jazz musicians perform gig after gig to such a high standard, creating new and exciting improvisations every night without fail.Do they reach a point in their development that it all feels incredibly easy to them? If that's the case then do they get bored of it? After all, we all like to have a go at playing something which is a bit beyond us don't we?