I've always suffered from nerves, especially during a solo performance. So much that I usually don't play to my best ability. This can even happen during short solo passages in pieces. I try to relax, but still get tense, and this has a bad effect on the performance. I actually prefer playing 2nd trom, because there are fewer exposed parts, and less pressure. Performance anxiety is an acute problem for me, but I'm sure many other people suffer the same problem to a certain degree. I'd be interested to any views on how to cope with this.