I have decided that it' time for me to spread my musical wings. I must learn to play a style that scares and intimidates me...Fiddle Music. Yes, I am not scared to work on the classical warhourses but fiddle music is different. I have been intrigued and delighted by a good fiddle tune but the thought of me being able to play one hase always been a scary prospect for this wholly classically trained violinist. So, now is the moment of truth...here I come world of fiddling...here I come.
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Well, I've been listening to some of the prelims for the Inidianapolis. I must say that I am quite impressed with the majority of the violinists in the competition. Out of all of the ones that I've heard, Angelia Cho has been my favorite thus far. She has a very mature tone and stage presence. Her intonation is generally spot on. She looks extremely comfortable on stage and everything was very loose. Her bach was exquisite, I loved the interpretation, it seemed predictable yet original at the same time. It was very refreshing to her her Bach, she plays in a very regal manner. Her technique seemed nearly flawless during the Paganini Caprices. The 24th caprice showed her well and she pulled it off without any significant slip ups. Her choice to play the Chopin Nocturn in c# minor arranged by Milstein, was a good choice for her. She has nice vibrato and excellent control of dynamics and the Chopin showed that off very nicely. I'll give more analysis later, right now I have to go to Symphony rehearsal.
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Well, I'm in Symphony, 3 chairs father back than last year, but at least I'm in. So I'm going to go to Vienna. It's definately bitter-sweet though, my best friend didn't make it into Symphony this year, so he can't go to Vienna with me and the rest of his Symphony friends. I'm sad but I guess that's life. We were supposed to be roommates and enjoy everything about Vienna. Oh well, at least I'm going.
September 1, 2006 07:41
I hate waiting for audition results, especially if I may not be around to see them for myself when they're posted. This waiting is going to kill me...why oh why can't it just be posted. If I don't make symphony I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I think I may stop playing violin. I may have some talent on violin but I just can't control being nervous. I wish I could. I wanted to walk into that room and show them what I could do and how much I improved since last year. I feel like all I did instead was fall flat on my face. I made mistakes that shouldn't have happened. Why do I always have so many problems with violin? I didn't learn any solo rep. during the summer really. I have stuff to practice and work on but I have nothing really learned. I want to be better, I really do, but nothing I've done has brought me any step closer to my dream, goals or ambitions. Oh what a cruel fate I must have to be plagued with such deficientcies.
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