In my 8 years of playing in orchestras, I was always second violin. I never was first violin. I always wonder, what is it like to play those beautiful melodies? What is it like to be in one of the greatest sections of the orchestra? Before auditions, my primary focus was becoming a first violinist.
Before auditions, I practiced for hours each day. When I auditioned, I gave it my all. But then to realize weeks after that I was a second violinist. Again and Again. I felt very disappointed.
However, I am thankful that I had a chance to experience playing in orchestra.
I am under the impression that first violin is for the most experienced, for the best, and most skilled violinists. Since I never played first violin, does this mean that I am a poor performer or I am simply not good enough? What can I do in the future to become first violin?
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