Hello! I just want the opinion of other violinists. I started to play violin at the age of 10 (at the beginning of 6th grade), and fell in love with the violin/ became serious about music in the summer before 9th grade. I'm currently still in 9th grade and the 3rd chair 1st violin in my high school orchestra. When I became serious, I realised that I really, really want to be a concert violinist. I asked my private teacher and she seemed not completely sure. She said I could definitely be a chamber violinist but it would be very difficult to become a concert violinist starting out as late as I did. Though, I'm willing to be as dedicated as humanly possible if it means I can achieve such a feat. So, I just want to ask: Is it possible? And how much should I have to work? (I'm sorry, I don't have an accurate piece to describe my skill level, because the program with which I get lessons is based on performance, and so my teacher only gives me pieces that are below my level, for example, she admitted months ago that I'm an adequate level to play the Accolay, but I've yet to start it)
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