[Feedback needed] Chopin nocturne op9, performing in 2 weeks
Context: I've been learning for over 1 year. I'll perform this piece in 2 weeks at my music school informal recital, but I'm not happy with my sound. I already got many suggestions from my teacher, but since the performing date is so close, I'd like some more feedback on what I can do to improve in the next 2 weeks.
If you think it sounds too horrible, worst-case scenario, I can cancel the performance and save this piece for the next performance opportunity.
Thanks for sharing this with us Daniel! Assuming you are a beginner, this is quite impressive for such a short time playing the violin. A lot of the fundamentals are in place, and you shouldn't feel like you can't perform this unless you personally are not feeling up to it.
Daniel, this is very good, given that you play the violin only for 1 year. If you are going to perform this on a recital where also other beginning or intermediate students are going to perform, I promise you will not be the odd man out, on the contrary I would say! Enjoy the performance opportunity!
I agree with Jean: it is very good after 1 year of practice. Although it does not sound like an advanced or professional performance, your playing has many good qualities that it takes years for most people to achieve. An opportunity to show your good work and inspire others, Daniel.
You're doing fine for a year's work. Perform it. It's good experience and you won't scandalize anyone with your playing. You sound good. That first high C# -- enjoy it a little more. Listen to pianists playing this piece (good ones like Rubinstein and Horowitz), and see how they phrase the melismatic stuff (turns). After you perform it, set it aside for a year, then pick it up again. Why? To prove to yourself how far you've come in that time. I predict you'll be blown away by how much better you play it and how much more easily.