Can Itzhak Perlman participate in competition?
haha weird question but Im wondering if Virtuosos like Perlman can participate in competitions
I think they all have age limits. Even if he were much younger he wouldn't need to do it because he is a major league touring soloist.
Why would he? He would have nothing to gain and much to lose.
The more interesting question is would he win?
In his prime, yes. But now? Probably not... still a great violinist with great musicality!
There are (virtually) no comps for adults. Which is a drag for older amateurs. So the question is moot.
For superstars, participating in a competition would be a loss of income. Why in the world would they forgo their usual compensation for these performances? No other category of professional would be willing to do it.
I doubt he would win, except maybe from notoriety points.
I think he is very, very happy that he does not have to compete anymore. Why destroy his well-desrverd calmer sailing through the violin world?
I doubt he can pass the first round, if he were to enter a major competition now.
That would mean he only cares about money, and I think he couldn't care less about money now. He must be so wealthy, so money is not a goal for him.
"Why would he? He would have nothing to gain and much to lose."
He did - the Leventritt in 1964.
" the Leventritt in 1964"
Leaving aside age: is the really that much difference between the skill sets for performing solo and playing in competitions?
Sorry but I can’t help imagining the question to be somehow similar to asking a retired Olympic champion to join the olympics again, or an old retired math professor to enter a uni student math competition.
I really don't get the sports analogy. The aim of entering a competition isn't to to have your photo taken on the podium with a gold medal round your neck and then become hideously rich. Nobody does it just for fun either. They do it because it's a distasteful but effective way of initiating a career in music. I'm the first in this thread to use the word so I'll say it again - MUSIC!
A few decades ago a new Choirmaster took over the post at Bristol Cathedral (England). His first act was re-audition every member of the choir. His second act was to get rid of those who didn't match up to his new exacting standards.
Steve - thank you.
As others have pointed out, age requirement aside, there is no reason for Perlman to enter a competition, so I guess the OP's question is purely hypothetical.
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