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Kelsey Z.

March 30, 2004 at 11:55 PM

The countdown begins! 1 week until I perform Vitali, Eckhardt-Gramatte, and my own composition. I'm so excited about performing the Vitali again in a more formal setting. It's going to be a first time for the Eckhardt-Gramatte, and second time for my own composition. I am interested in how my composition will be received, and what kind of feedback I'll get. It's always a little scary playing something that no one has heard before, especially when it's something you wrote yourself, but I'm hopeful that I'll get some positive feedback!

In the past few weeks I've really noticed and been aware of everything in my playing more. Every scratch or squeak, the kind of tone quality, how exactly I need to draw the bow to create a certain kind of seamlessness to a phrase. I've found it really exciting, but also I'm getting very picky of myself too. I feel like a whole new player though in the past few weeks. Suddenly things are starting to come together more then they ever have, and all the things I've been working hard to overcome for so long are starting to finally click! It's a wonderful feeling!

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