October 2004

October 31, 2004 06:29

Saturday - did 3 hours of violin practice in the morning, then spent the afternoon with my girlfriend. In the practice sessions I worked on my exam pieces and audition excerpts.

Sunday - After church, I had the Chorale concert (see previous entry). Concert went fairly well - it was awesome to play in a cathedral like that, the reverb is amazing. It's like a 2-3 second delay, and it's not a full size cathedral, they ran out of money so it's not the full size they wanted it to be. Makes me want to do a work like that in a big european cathedral.
Tonight I did half an hour on my excerpts. I was pretty tired after the concert, and I kinda feel that you should always have one day off a week (though depending on the situation of course). I've got fairly full days until wednesday, with lots of practice, and hopefully me getting my full driving liscence. Thursday and Friday will probably be fairly full as well, but I haven't planned them as yet, waiting to see how events on wednesday happen.

Current Goals: Get into Senior WAYO, pass all exams and assessments.

Goals for the Holidays: Learn and be confident in all 24 scales in various octaves; and learn to play without a shoulder rest.

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October 29, 2004 03:39

Well it's that time of year again - the time where all these things just seem to pop up all at once, and then they're all over and done with within a few weeks.
Uni ended today, I survived my first year. I've just got a few more assesments to hand in and I should've passed everything.

I've got my violin exam on the 8th of november (Telemann Fantasia 1 movements 1 and 2; Haydn Violin Concerto in G, Movement 1; Weiniawski Legendé and Appassionato from Suk's 4 pieces for violin and piano) and my auditions for WAYMA (Western Australian Youth Music Association) on the 6th.

I've got the Conservatorium Chorale concert tomorrow (Playing violin accompanying Handel's Zadok the Priest and Mozarts Coronation Mass in C), and I've been asked to play in one of the final years recitals accompanying the Bach Violin Concerto in E Major.

I've also got a fair bit of organising to do for the Concert I'm doing for the 12th of December. It's called The Next Generation, and is aimed at giving young performers such as myself opportunities to perform outside of institutions (Universities, Conservatoriums, Colleges, Schools etc).

Good thing I don't have much on any more, uni wise. I'm going to need a lot of time organistation skills over the next few weeks - I think my outlook organiser will come in handy.

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