I've got a hypothetical situation here. Two violinists, both post-conservatory and professional-level playing, are talking about an upcoming prestigious competition. One violinist says he's struggling with a few passages of the Tchaikovsky VC he'll be performing and the other violinist (who will not be competing) offers to listen to him and give him a few tips. (She makes her living as a soloist, so it's likely to be good advice.)
Afterwards, he thanks her for the tips, saying they helped. Now - what would be the tips she would offer him? It can't be too obviously a teacher/student tip, because both violinists are pretty high up there on the technical scale. But surely even a professional might fret over difficult passages in the Tchaikovsky, yes?
It can be as simple as "thanks for the suggestions on overcoming that sticky passage in the middle of the third movement" or "the last part of the cadenza", but I'd really like to get a bit more detailed here. Maybe bowing issues? (This is for my novel-in-progress, BTW.) Any help you can provide here would be much appreciated. It could even be a comment on what you didn't like about a famous violinist's performance of the Tchaikovsky, or what you thought he/she could have done better.
Hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance for your help!
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