This past summer, I purchased a new violin at the advice of my teacher. It was around $4000-5000 (I'm not sure of the exact price or maker). However, I'm now having problems with the new violin. My teacher says that I'm becoming a much better violinist and my violin simply can't do many of the things he thinks are necessary to bring me to the next level. We decided that, in a few months, I should start looking for a new violin.
Now my problem : I'm not completely sure what I should be listening for when I play the violins. I'm looking in the $20,000 area, probably with dealers such as Bein and Fushi (since I live in Chicago). Sadly, I won't have another violinist friend to play it so I can listen. So what should I listen for under my ear?
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