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Looking back on my violin winter

May 23, 2010 at 5:02 PM

This winter in my violin life has been insanely busy but also intensly satisfying and filled with fun and good times. Obviously there were setbacks and one got me rather down but it didn´t take long for things to pivk up again with the support of good fellow musicians :)

This is the review my teacher gave me after the year:

Pieces played: -Scales and various technique exercises, - Kreutzer Etudes, - Bach E-major Violin Concerto 1st mvt., Ravel Piéce en forme de Habanera, Kreisler Schön Rosmarin (my on and off piece for 2 years now), Mazas etude 47, Novacek Perpetuum Mobile (my big virtuosic massive piece)

Teacher comment: Anna has improved a lot regarding technique this year. She has shown a good overview and is in every way very diligent. She is very good in sight reading and has extraordinary concentration. Now it´s time to work seriously on vibrato.

And this is the comment I got from other string teachers at my conservatory when I performed from them: Great improvement (last time I performed Bach A Minor 2nd. mvt and now I performed Novacek, a pretty big step). Has good staccato but has to work on pulse and forming the piece. Pay more attention to the position and how the violin sits.

Overall I am veyr satisfied with my violin year and can´t wait for the next one. My teacher has announced it´ll include lots of fun funeral music and an audition in November we are determined to ace. So I skip happily off into a violin summer.

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