Hello everyone ,
A few days ago i was on a violin forum cant remember which one. I read a comment where someone said that unless your playing big repertoire for example lets say the Bruch violin concerto by age 14, then you stand no chance at a professional career . This relay alarmed me since i myself am 17 and have yet to start any repertoire at all . I am currently practicing hours everyday on my etudes for example The Han Sitt studies in double stops and in all the positions and other similar books also tellemen . i know of many other violinists with intentions of a performance based degree who are in the same boat . just to give you an idea of my level ,|I should sit for my abrsm grade 8 in a year or a year and a half. (started playing at 14)
I am aware that yes i started late but i cant see myself doing anything else but music . Do you think i still Stand a chance at a professional career ?
also do you agree with what i read on the forum ?
and at what grade standard for those of you that know Abrsm would you start introducing some repertoire ?
oh forget to mention that i study privately with one of the best violin teachers in the country . (weekly 1 hour sessions)
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