I read your good advises for quite some time and thank you all for sharing your knowledge. I am now at the point to ask for specific input. My son is 16 years old, junior. Started violin at 7. His dream was always to play the violin in an orchestra but with 3 continents' relocation had a set-back and until a year or two ago he advanced slowly. In the last few months he caught up speed in understanding HOW to practice, and in paying attention to details.
Last concerto was Bruch- 3ed movement. Still a few intonation issues but way better than 3 months earlier.
Played before 1st movements of Mozart #3, Lalo, Bruch #1, Mozart #4.
His dream is to play in a good orchestra for a living.
So we think of universities and not conservatories.
So my questions –
1. He just started Wieniawski #2. Will this be a good one for college auditions? He studied Bach Sicilian from the first Sonata and the Giga from the Partita #3 What would you suggest to prepare for the college audition Bach requirement?
2. As to schools – I am looking for schools with merit $ and good academics and with good violin teaching,
What do you think of the following? Do you have others in mind?
3. Any summer programs you recommend for his level? He prepared videos for some of them.
Thank you for your time
Any input will be appreciated.
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