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Rustam Gill
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Hi ViolinLab and Beth,
I will be auditioning for a community orchestra tomorrow. As a sort of mock rehearsal I recorded the two pieces I will be playing for you guys. I am far from happy with either of them but I figured it would be good for me to get my first audition out of the way :)

Also, I wanted to thank Beth and the great community here for providing such great info and feedback. It's been two years of lessons for me now since I took up the violin again as an adult. While I am fortunate to have a great private teacher I owe much of my progress to you all. Thank you.

Anyway here is the video. I underestimated the focus and endurance it takes to switch from one piece to another while playing from memory and sort of stuttered towards the end of the second piece. Both of the pieces have plenty of room for improvement but they could be a lot worse :)

As always, any critique is welcome.
Rustam Gill
9 Responses
Posted: January 7, 2017
Last Comment: January 10, 2017
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Barb Wimmer
Posted: January 10, 2017
Very well done. Smooth and with ease. Enjoyed listening 

Katja
Posted: January 10, 2017
Too late for wishing good luck as it is already over, but patience and good luck with the results. I'm sure you will be successful! Your playing is really wonderful!

Rustam Gill
Posted: January 10, 2017
Thank you everybody for the wishes. The audition went well. I should hear about results by the end of the week.

Laura
Posted: January 8, 2017
Good luck with your audition Rustam . I loved both pieces and I am sure you will be accepted. 
Bravo for the progress :) 

CC
Posted: January 8, 2017
Yes, please let us  know. Your playing is very advanced. Your memorization is impressive. 

Dianne
Posted: January 7, 2017
Good luck Rustam. You sound great! Playing these pieces from memory is so impressive. You are talented and prepared. I think playing to that level from memory shows the next level of musicianship- soloing.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: January 7, 2017
Good luck with your audition, Rustam!! They will be lucky to have you! Look forward to hearing about the result!

Rustam Gill
Posted: January 7, 2017
Thank you for listening Maria. Hopefully I didnt ruin your sleep :)

Maria
Posted: January 7, 2017
Rustam, i am ready to go 2 sleep but b4 i close my eyes let me wish you goodluck on your audition i am sure you will be accepted---i listened yp the salut d amore, it was such a beautiful piece ...Just watch a bit on intonation and bow those harmonics near the bridge, I have the same problem with my piece Boy Paganini, I always forget to do it.

gudnite...