Violin Exam Pieces - Grade Level (ABRSM/Trinity)

Edited: April 15, 2020, 12:19 AM · Greetings!

Please refer to the following Violin Pieces.

Are they tested under ABRSM/Trinity Exam?
If so, which grade level?
Thank you!

1. Salut d’amour, E major (Elgar)
2. Liebesleid (Kreisler)
3. Romance (Schumann)
4. Cantabile (Paganini)
5. Melodie (Tchaikovsky)
6. Nocturne No. 20, C# minor (Chopin)
7. Nocturne Op 9, No. 2 (Chopin)
8. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 No. 18 (Rachmaninoff)

Replies (7)

April 15, 2020, 4:26 AM · The syllabuses tend to change every two or three years, so another question might be, "have they ever been tested?" That would take some Googling to find out. You can find ABRSM syllabuses online but perhaps only the most recent ones.
April 15, 2020, 5:33 AM · Melodie was on G7 ABRSM syllabus a few years ago. Fairly sure Salut D'amour is around G5/6
Edited: April 18, 2020, 6:56 PM · Chopin's was/is not tested at all?
April 18, 2020, 7:42 PM · Vincent I think you may be right
April 18, 2020, 7:43 PM · Although thinking about it, I think my friend said the Lebesleid is around G8
Edited: April 19, 2020, 5:38 AM · Jake, Salut d amore was in Grade 5. But it was transposed to D Major and simplified for exam purpose.

Lebesleid was in Grade 6. It involved the 5th position but it's otherwise simple.

April 19, 2020, 8:26 PM ·

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