Hello. I am going to play the Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor for a concerto competition next year for the youth orchestra I'm in. Right now, it's next to impossible for me to play it, because I'm just starting in double stops, but I'll push myself. Anyway, does anyone have any comments about particular difficulties faced with this piece? I'm open to anything you have to say about it, whether it's about the double stops, arpeggios, or the sheer musicality associated with this piece. Any recommendations for technique will be of help too. (My violin teacher doesn't know I plan to play this piece. It's beyond the beyond right now, but I feel I can do it. After all, I'm going to surprise him by playing the 3rd Mozart Violin Concerto).
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