I have an audition for a local youth orchestra coming up in two weeks and I am going to be playing Bruch violin concerto exposition. I learned this concerto back in September and I need some advice on how to polish it up for my audition.
I'm having trouble on keeping tempo and pulse during the exposition- I'm playing at kind of an uneven tempo with some parts being faster than others and others dragging behind (the octave passages).
I am also having trouble on the intonation of the second octave passage and shifting up to it (it's a big shift from Bflat-Bflat).
I am having trouble on the triple stops section too- when I have to play the chords and put one finger on two strings to play two notes, the chord sounds scratchy. My right hand is doing the correct bow stroke and my fingers are playing the right notes, but when I put them together, it just sounds scratchy and I don't hear any actual notes. I'm also not sure how to speed this up, as it is slow right now.
In general, I want to be more confident when I play this at my audition- I feel like I'm holding back on some of the harder things in the exposition (like the octaves, the triple stops etc) because of how difficult it is and because I am scared I will mess up! I have two weeks to polish this up (which I think is an okay amount of time) and I want to sound my best.Tweet
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