Yesterday I had my first serious violinlesson after 25 years. First I had lessons from 10-17 years and than I began to play in orchestra's. Between 1985-1990 I didn't play in a single orchestra, but after 1990 I played in 2 orchestra's every week, which has grown to 5 or 6 /half a year. My ambition is to play different programs and specially rare violinconcerto's or rare symfonies. I hate it to play a programm for the 2th or 3th time, also when the orchestra is better. But sometimes the amateurorchestra is so good that I can't play with then, because I was not good enough for their level.
For that reason I had 3 lessons for an audition, which failed, for an orchestra in 1995. In my first lesson now my theacher said that I had to press more with my right pointing-finger on my bow to get a better tone in the string.
My bow was totall loss, so I bought a new one for 180 euro. Yesterday I played with Momoko Noguchi, 2th concertmaster from the Residentieorkest from The Hague the 5th violinconcerto of Mozart. Tomorrow my FIRST SERIOUS VIOLONLESSON AFTER 25!! YEARS (soon more), but from a friend I got a newspaper with some foto's of a Dutch poledancer and electric violinist Rachel Grace, who played with dance-dj's.
My bow of 220 euro/dollar was broken and was fixed for 60 euro with a piece of ebonywood fixed with glu. But during a rehearsal my deskfellow tichs with her bow against mine and again my bow was broeken. After my work I will go to the violinmaker/luthier. Do you think my bow is totall lost/lost? Wednesday and thursday I gave rehearsals and friday and sunday 2 concerts.
My old bow is too loose to play a good spiccato. I played last rehearsalweekend on it, but it plays terrible. The tension of the wood was gone, so I think I will buy a new bow of 200 euro and hope it will not break.
last 10 days were busy.
On thursday 27 April I was on a concert of one of my amateurorchestra where the son of the 15 year leading conductor Alexandru Lascae was playing 2th Bartok (which we played earlier with this orchestra with Joris van Rijn)
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