Three years ago today, on the 9th of november 2011, at the tender age of 49 I had my very first violin lesson. Since I only ever play for my teacher and my husband, I was planning to record myself practicing around this three year mark and put up the result on for my fellow v.commers to comment on. However, two weeks ago my AT teacher, who is also a cellist/cello teacher, invited me to join in her studio recital where she joined efforts with a violin teacher.
I have enjoyed the preparation stage very much over the past two weeks. And, in spite of my shaking hands (which make playing the violin even more difficult than usual), I relished the opportunity to play in front of people (these being predominantly the proud parents of the kids who made up the bulk of the participants). There were two other beginner adults there (both cellists), which made me feel a bit less of an oddity. It was especially exhilarating to be able to play with a live pianist. She was also a very nice person, who really put me at ease.
As I said in the summary, I would like your feedback so it can help me focus what to work on in the next 3 years with my much appreciated teacher.
Now if only I can get the links working ...
First I played the first movement from the Küchler student concertino in D major.
And then I ventured into the Largo movement of Vivaldi's Winter (of the Quattro Stagioni).
Maybe I should add that my goal with violin playing is to at some point be able to make music that both other people and I can enjoy. For me that is more or less unrelated to 'level'.
Thank you for your time.
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