May 2012

All I asked not to happen

May 22, 2012 09:23

I was asked to play "All I ask of You" at my sister n laws wedding this past weekend. I have never played a solo on my own with out my teacher who was a million miles away and I was really nervous. I did the beginning very well and was pretty proud of myself becuase the wedding was outdoors(first time playing outdoors) I had a very flimsy stand and it was really hot and windy. Suddenly when I got to the end of the piece literally 10 measures away I froze and blanked on the notes. I tried again from the safe spot that my teacher instructed me to do in case that happened.. played one or two notes and froze I ended the piece Immediately(which I didnt play so hot either) , needless to say I was a little mortified and walked over to my husband and shed a few tears. I definatly learned a few things but currently I am feeling a little defeated and frustrated becuase I worked so hard on the piece to fail at the very end was very disapointing..hopefully I can pick myself up and carry on...I was playing for family and friends and they were supportive and actually said it wasn't bad at all but I feel like I disapointed the bride a little. Can't change it but I really wish I could :(

1 reply

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Email is made possible by...

Shar Music
Shar Music: Check out our selection of Celtic music

Pirastro Strings
Pirastro Strings

JR Judd Violins
JR Judd Violins

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases Summer Music Programs Directory
Find a Summer Music Program Shopping Guide Shopping Guide

The Wallis Presents

Metzler Violin Shop

Southwest Strings

Bobelock Cases

Johnson String Instrument/Carriage House Violins

Jargar Strings

Bay Fine Strings Violin Shop


Los Angeles Violin Shop


String Masters

Nazareth Gevorkian Violins

Laurie's Books

Discover the best of in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews. Interviews Volume 1 Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn Interviews Volume 2 Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine