I'm looking for a new violin mostly because I like solo work and need to be heard over other instruments. I tried out a Hungarian one which seemed to my ear to have strong projection. It was loud, more high frequency with some sweetness, but when I tried to play with an orchestra (first full rehearsal) it just died, well to be more accurate it could be heard but sounded shrill (violin has dominants and a EP gold E).
I need to select possible violins by myself from a lot of possibilities but obviously I am looking for the wrong thing. Thus, can anyone give me some tips to screening a large selection of violins for one that both projects and is easy on the ear?
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