August 2009

Am i deserved to be called 'violinist'...?

August 9, 2009 23:12

I don't know which someone could be called a violinist.. Is he/she a professional player? or just a someone who play a violin..? That question influencing my mind not to start this post with "hi! I'm a violinist from Indonesia" or such thing....

I'm now 19. I have been playing violin for 5 years. Instead of calling myself as a 'violinist', I dont know which word fits me the best, maybe 'a violin student' or just 'an amateur'. I started in 14 with a private teacher. Unfortunately, the lessons only last for a month. Several unpredictable reasons (sorry, the 'reasons' are kinda too private to be defined) forced me to stop taking the lessons. Then I decided to teach myself. 3 years later, I got another private teacher (I think God blessed me :) but he passed away after two weeks teaching me.... (I felt like i was cursed) I didnt look for another teacher because the same unpredictable reasons came to me again. So i continue teaching myself. I never stop practicing, i really wanna be a professional player (eventhough i realize that its definitely impossible, also referring to my age of starting.)

Actually I dont have any idea what i'm gonna do with my violin next. Of course if i really wanted to be a professional player, i should have attended a music school. But i also have another destination--to be a doctor. And i've just passed the exam to study in Faculty of Medicine.

I noticed that several people in my country, whom also dont attend music school or conservatory, play like the professional ways. I dont know how. I'm still figuring out... Well, Perhaps some of you would like to reply me something,

Thanks a lot

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