Being a violinist is not same as being a pianist or a singer. For one thing, as Perlman put it, the difficulty in playing a violin well is of no comparison to playing other instruments.
What does it mean to you to be a violinist?
What kind of qualities you have to have in order to be a good violinist?
Does play the violin makes you feel special?
What would you have missed out had you never played the violin, or had you stopped playing?
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