hello, i dont know if i am the only person now knowing about this topic, but i am so curious...
when professional or most high level orchestras do their seatings... esply for the 1st and second violin section... how does the seating work?
I went to a LA Phil concert last week. my observations while watching the two violin sections was that the last 5ppl in the 1st violin seemed to have less energy and worse posture than the 1st few seats of the 2nd violin section. Not generalizing in any kind of way here, but to me the 2nd violin's principle seemed like a better player than the last chair of 1st violin...
I was thinking that the good half of violins goto 1st violin section and the rest get placed in the 2nd violin section..
Am i wrong? and if any of you are part of great orchestras... could you tell me how those auditions and the seating work in violin sections? Furthermore, if im rite... does the 2nd violin principle have a higher salary than the last chair of 1st violin section?
thank you so much for your help!!
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