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In the US, it would barely even be unusual for someone of your age with your musical history to decide pursue a professional career, though you'd have the same slim to nil chance of becoming a soloist that every other violinist faces and you'd have to put in the same hours of effective practice that other aspiring professional faces. To pursue such a career ...


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What you are asking is somewhat subjective. It's never too late and you are young. If you had wanted to pursue a career as a classical musician then the gap in playing takes you off the standard path. But whether or not it's too late depends on you. I was in a similar situation in that I started violin at about 5 and quit at 9 or 10 in favor for guitar....


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The only problem would seem to be the minor swelling of the wood from the additional humidity. The following precautions would be appropriate: de–tune each instrument by turning the tuning pegs out 1 full turn. Loosen the tension on the bows similarly. wrap each instrument in a baby blanket upon introducing the instruments to their new environment open the ...


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Long notes: On violin you can play a long note, you can change the sound quality while playing, you can change the dynamic like make a crescendo. On piano there are several options to compensate for that: A) You can make a trill. B) You can make a tremolo chord either fast unmeasured tromolo or slower measured tremolo. C) You can have melodic lines in ...


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First the obvious: a violin's range only goes down to G3, and it has much more limited capabilities for polyphony. In fact you're probably well-advised to use no more than double-stops, i.e. two-note chords: a single third, fourth, fifth and sixth can generally be played quite well, but even they shouldn't be lined up to fast runs unless you're writing for a ...


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Well, tell the luthier all the points you have posted here and ask him to make an overall check of the violin, in case there are matters you are not aware of. That should make sure that he does look for more than what you know yourself. Regarding the bridge and fingerboard, it could be an idea to replace both, but the luthier could make an evaluation on ...


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