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Does anyone have suggestions for adult amateur and beginner violin competitions?

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Posted: February 7, 2012
Last Comment: February 7, 2012
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Posted: February 7, 2012
Hi all - 

Thanks for the info. I'll look around town for open mike opportunities.  I haven't been able to find much on "violin" competitions, either, and thought that perhaps I just didn't know where to look.  

There do seem to be a number of "fiddling" competitions.  I assume the difference is between classical and folk music.

Anne aMaudPowellFan
Posted: February 7, 2012
Hi Kate,

I have researched that some time ago, when I learned about amateur competitions for pianists. I came up with nothing. But I found graded exams, such as the British ABRSM who operate world-wide. i found that a better option for me, anyway.

Good point about open mike nights. There is one venue here in munic that I know about, but you need to bring your own accompaniment.

Eileen
Posted: February 7, 2012
Well, not competitions but sometimes you can find "open mike" nights in various places.  A chance to get up there and perform for a smallish audience.  They will often have other musicians available to play backup or accompaniment for you as well.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 7, 2012
I haven't heard of anything like that. We need an X-factor for beginning violinists !