A little bit of background: when I was younger (around middle school) I played the piano for approximately 4 years. We're talking about around 10 years ago. I used to take regular lessons and also played in my school orchestra. Since then I didn't take any other lessons, but sometimes played the piano by myself.
I would really really like to join my university orchestra. I remember being in love with playing music with others. The only problem is that there's no need for pianists, since there are many available right now.
My idea is to learn the violin for a year and then try to join my university orchestra in late 2020. The orchestra is entirely composed by amateurs, not professional musicians. I have never played the violin seriously but I tried (back when I was in middle school) and enjoyed it. I'm also, of course, able to read and comprehend sheets very rapidly, so I guess that would be an advantage. Do you think it would be possible for me to reach an adequate level to play in an orchestra if I took lessons (once a week, with an experienced teacher) for a year? Thank you so much.