August 28, 2014

Next Level Violinist

Keys to Success
by Rachel Barton Pine

I am a professional practicer. It doesn’t sound as glamorous as “concert violinist.” If I’ve done my job, all anyone will ever think about is the time I’m on stage performing. No one will even be aware of the 35 hours or more of practice logged before I ever arrived in town to rehearse and perform that 35 minute concerto. The reality is: if you want to be a professional performer, you have to train to be a professional practicer. I love to perform and share my art with others, so that’s what I am – a professional practicer.

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