Beginning of Musical Career:
Starting violin at age 5, I started out with the Suzuki method. I stopped Suzuki at book 6, and by that time, I was 11.
I am 14 now, just turned 14 yesterday.
List of my violin teachers till now. I'm pretty sure all of these people you can find online:
-Teresa Hankel (Treesa Gold took over towards the end)
-Alan...dont know last name
And now I am taking lessons from Sonya Chung. I'm pretty sure she is part of the Baltimore Symphony.
After stopping at Suzuki book 6 like two years ago, here is the list of concertos/pieces I've played:
- Accolay Concerto in A
- Meditation by Thais
- Bach A minor
I am learning the Saint-Saens violin concerto no.3
I have participated or am participating in the following orchestras.
- CRO (Central Regional Orchestra of VA)
Principle 2nd, 5th highest score
- Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra (highest youth orchestra in Richmond)
- All county orchestra (Henrico county, VA)
- School Orchestra, first chair
I am hopefully going to be part of the All-State VA orchestra in high school.
I have not participated in any big or small violin competitions. Hoping to do many in high school.
I want to learn the Sibelius violin concerto and Tchaikovsky violin concerto before I graduate high school.
I want to go to an IVY league school or one of these following music conservatories or universities: (acceptance rate)
Juilliard School - 7.2%
Manhattan School of Music - 45%
Cleveland Institute of Music - 43.9%
Curtis Institute of Music - 4.8%
Colburn School - 5%
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music - 25%
At this rate, do you think I will be able to get into any of these? I practice 1-2 hours of violin every day.
Also, is it possible for me to become a pro violinist? A professional orchestra, anything?
What should I work on in order to become a pro?
Thanks for the help:
BTW, my favorite violinist is Joshua Bell
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