What does violin "brilliant concert piece" mean?

Edited: February 16, 2021, 3:54 PM · Some music school violin auditing requires student to play "brilliant concert piece".

Could someone give me some example of what violin song counts for "brilliant concert piece"?

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February 16, 2021, 4:18 PM · Something *big* and *brilliant* and *sparkly* and *exciting*. Think the Wieniawski polonaises or the rondo from la Campanella or pretty much anything out of Sarasate's work.
February 16, 2021, 4:37 PM · Thanks for the reply. Sorry I should have give more detail. The school asked to submit five different videos:
1. A complete concerto
2. Bach sonata & partita
3. A sonata for violin and piano
4. One brilliant concert piece.
5. One Paganini caprice.

I understand what 1,2,3,5 means. And I do not know what does 4 means. And I guess 4 means something that is not included in 1,2,3,5.

Edited: February 16, 2021, 5:46 PM · These are the Juilliard requirements for the MM? They mean a virtuosic showpiece.

If you're a realistic candidate for a Juilliard MM, your current teacher should know exactly what these requirements mean, and can help you select an appropriate audition program. (I assume that English is not your first language or the language you used when you were getting your BM, else the term would presumably be familiar to you.)

February 16, 2021, 6:29 PM · That's going to be some tough rep for an individual who describes himself as a 31-year-old beginner who's been playing for six months.
February 17, 2021, 5:42 AM · I think Shaoliang is just asking out of curiosity. So, Shaoliang, these are also called "showpieces" and if you search [showpieces] on this site you will find many examples discussed.
February 17, 2021, 1:05 PM · Thanks everyone! I googled showpiece and now I understand what does that means.^_^


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