I'm a relatively late starter striving to be, at least, a semi-professional(whatever that means), started to play the violin since 12 and didn't take it seriously until 15. I'm 17 now and have just finished Hyden G major concerto, albeit on a relatively high level.Previously my teacher and I have finished P and A,many selections from Mazas one and two, Dont etudes, few Seitz concertos, Beriot Concerto, most of the Kayser etudes, Meditation, Paganini Sonata in A major, Beethoven Romanza in F and other miscellaneous pieces.
And since the college application and audition is coming up next year, my teacher and I decided to take a risk, and jump a bit to play Bruch Violn Concerto, Kreutzer etudes and Bach partita No. 2 in D minor. I'm currently planning on a Duel Degree in one of the STEM fields and violin performance.
This is me playing the Paganini:
(Quite a few notes out of tune, now I watch it...)
When reviewing the pieces I've pleayed, I noticed that I played very few classical pieces, including standards such as the Mozart concertos. So, I feel a bit uncomfortable with my progression, jumping over a lot of pieces. Is it still possible for me to even strive for a place in music schools? Is Bruch even the right choice for me? All in all, I don't know what I should be doing, nor what my next step is...
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