Hello everyone, I'm new here.
I'll start talking a bit about my musical background.
I started learning the violin when I was about 15/16. My first teacher was Suzuki-orientated and I almost finished the four first books in less then an year (there was only Bach's double concerto 1st movement left). Then my teacher went to live in the USA and sent me to a very good teacher, who didn't work with the Suzuki method. I was playing then a lot of scales (Flesch), etudes up to the fifth position, etc.
When I was 18, though, I started being a bit unmotivated because this new teacher (with whom I was studying for over an year) wanted me to learn like "all" Vivaldi's sonatas (I had learnt some of them already), and I wanted something different. He told me then that I would start learning Bach's double concerto and I was thrilled about it! I loved just to think of it. We were almost set, and he had even talked with another student to play the duo with me. But then, a few months later, he decided that I should learn some other Vivaldi's sonatas instead, and I really didn't want that (and he knew it). I don't question his reasons, I was probably not ready to move on yet, but I certainly wasn't happy anymore.
I was also starting college back then, and as I was not having any pleasure with my violin lessons anymore, I decided to give up the violin.
Now I'm 23, have finished college and want to start playing the violin again. I've just found a new teacher and I'm practing about 2/3 hours a day (which is all the time I have for it). I, with my teacher, decided to relearn Vivaldi's A minor concerto (all three movements), which I had already learnt in the past, but I also am spending a lot of time studying and reviewing scales, positions, shifting, etudes, etc.
Of course I'm going to talk with my teacher about this, but I'm thinking about what I want/should learn next. I am following (at least for starters) the Suzuki method, but I don't want to learn just the first movement Bach's double concerto (which is next on the book). If I am to learn it, I want to learn the whole concerto. Do you think someone who just finished Vivaldi's A minor concerto is ready to start learning the entire Bach's double concerto?
I hope I can someday play Mozart's concertos, which is my dream. I don't intend to be a professional violinist, but that doesn't mean that I don't want to play well. Maybe someday to take part in an amateur orchestra? Thanks for your advice!
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