What music piece that can express someone's technical ability?
Out of curiosity, I was wondering what music pieces can help bring out a players technical ability when playing the violin.
I don't think that could be answered without more information and recordings.
I have a scholarship requirement sheet and it requires me to play a music piece that brings out my technical ability.
What are some of the most recent/hardest pieces you've played?
I recently played the Serenade for strings by Tchaikowsky the 1st,3rd and last movement. along with Debussy's ANdantino for String Orchestra.
I think standard concerto or fast solo pieces are more suitable for the purpose, rather than string orchestra works.
The Paganini caprices are considered pretty decent vehicles.
What do you personally think would be a lyrical piece?
Lyrical pieces will include things like "Meditation from Thais". But it depends on your level. I think the question about what you've played recently refers to solo repertoire, not orchestra parts. If you take private lessons, what are you working on with your teacher for solo performance?
Yes, solo pieces, not orchestra parts.
I was told that some orchestra pieces are fine but right now I am working on the Bach Partita No.2
Usually what is meant by a technical vehicle is the first movement of a standard concerto, or a shorter piece such as a work by Sarasate or Kreisler. A lyrical piece would include, as Paul said, Meditation from Thais, or perhaps the Romance from Wieniawski Concerto #2. But you really need to be discussing your repertoire choices with your private teacher. If you don't have a private teacher, that is an additional complication.
From the OP's post on the Bruch, they do have a private teacher.
You might consider Sarasate's Romanza Andaluza as a technical showpiece.
I'm doing Bruch right now and it's paired with Sarasate's Zapateado, which is a fun little showpiece that shows off technical ability.