So I dont know what to play right now. I was previously playing wieniawski concerto in d minor and the bach sonata no 1 adagio and fugue. I've been working on paganini caprice 5 and 13 and I can play those pretty well. What should I play next?
Whatever your teacher assigns it isn’t recommend to show up to your lessons playing what people on the internet instead.
I agree that this is a question for your teacher. Have you played Saint-Saens #3 yet?
My teacher doesn't assign me things I turn up with something I like/want to play, and he either agrees and we learn it or suggests something similar that is nearer my level. So the OP's teacher may be similar
I agree, ask your teacher what you should play next. However, if your teacher is like Jake's then I would also recommend Saint-Saens #3. It's kind of a sister concerto to the Wieniawski #2 in that you learn one after the other. Then after I would say Mendelssohn is next. Although Mendelssohn is easier than both having already done both Wieniawski and Saint-Saens will help you tackle some of the obstacles that are in Mendelssohn easier.
It's usually easier for students if a teacher can suggest a set of possibilities as well as an assertion of what they want you to be working on. Thus if you want to go outside of those possibilities you have some notion of where you should aim.
I would definitely ask your teacher. That said, some teachers do give you a lot of choice or let you choose something by yourself, perhaps with some guidance. You can always research some pieces and ask your teacher if they are suitable for you or not. If your teacher is the kind that will let you choose what you want to play, another option is to research some less-known pieces, pick some stuff, and ask your teacher about it. This may not be the best approach if you are preparing for a big competition/audition, though.
I totally second Ella's opinion
For students, doing the usual warhorses is a good idea. There are good reasons for why students generally end up playing the same set of pieces -- they are useful pedagogically and can be arranged in a semi-linear progression.
My son played both these pieces last year so is likely around the same level. Of course ask your teacher, but the pieces he played right before/after these included: full Lalo SE, Saint Saens 3, and now Vieuxtemps 5. Definitely finish the last two movements of the Bach Sonata as well -- they pop up on a lot of competition/audition lists. The Caprices my son did this year
so my teacher is really pushing me and wants me to learn Tchaikovsky concerto but I'm not sure if I can
So voice the concerns to your teacher
What did you play before the Wieniawski and the Bach?
I would build a bit more technique before Tchaikovsky if you have the time to do it. I don't know how old you are or what stage of education you are in. If you are auditioning for colleges soon it may be a wise choice to take on something big like Tchaikovsky. But apart from that, I would build a bit more. A kind of middle road between might be something like Dvorak, though that has plenty of challenges as well.
Wieniawski d minor to Tchaikovsky is quite a jump.
What are all the concertos that you have learned so far? Also could you tell us a little more about your teacher and their teaching style? I agree Tchaikovsky is a big jump from Wieniawski d minor.
How difficult is the Wieniawski compared to the other standard concertos? Would it be around Mendelssohn-level?
He said Wieniawski d (No. 2) not F (No. 1 in f# actually, which is exceptionally difficult).
I don't think Wieniawski #2 is any harder than Mendelssohn except for the up-bow staccato.
Sounds like a huge jump to Tchaikovsky then.
The pieces I played before this was Vieuxtemps no. 4 and Lalo Symphonie Espagnole. My teacher said he either wanted me to play Paganini Concerto no. 1 or Tchaikovsky next
Paganini is also really hard
Most people play Paganini No. 1 before Tchaikovsky.
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