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 Post subject: Rachmaninoff Elegie- Prelude
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 12:42 am 
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Hey, I have been playing for about two years...I would like an honest opinion on these two pieces..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beWYw1xVeTw
thank you!
Best, Richard


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 Post subject: Re: Rachmaninoff Elegie- Prelude
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 1:38 am 
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Hi Richard,
If you have been playing only two years. then the question is, "For how many years have you been studying/training prior to 'playing'?" Either you're not being quite honest or you have prodigious ability. Given the venue where you were performing (a recital hall somehwere with a fine Steinway) I suspect it was at an academic center where you are enrolled. If you're a piano major, you're doing a fine job so far, but no one would accept you without having had considerable preparation prior to your matriculation. Something doesn't fit with what you're saying. :?: Would you care to clarify for us?

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Eddy

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 Post subject: Re: Rachmaninoff Elegie- Prelude
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 2:07 am 
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Eddy, I am 15 years old, still in high school. I have been playing for 2 years, Half a year I self taught, and then I entered a musical school in New York and have been studying there for a year and a half...The venue I am playing is Merkin Concert hall. I am not studying as a college student, but I go as a pre college division student, on every Sundays, taking a two hour private lesson with the director, Igal Kesselmen, one hour chamber ensemble, hour theory, and ear training. Thank you for your warm compliments though!
Richard


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 Post subject: Re: Rachmaninoff Elegie- Prelude
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 5:45 am 
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Richard, I'm very impressed! Keep studying hard and cut no corners and you will always have a great companion for the rest of your life.

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 Post subject: Re: Rachmaninoff Elegie- Prelude
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 12:23 pm 
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Richard
Thank you for posting this link I really enjoyed listening.
I listened to some of your other youtube videos as well and thought you played very well. Only been playing for 2 years? I'm very impressed :!: :!: :!:

Jonathan


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 Post subject: Re: Rachmaninoff Elegie- Prelude
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 2:02 pm 
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Thank you all very much for your kind words! If there is any criticism, please tell me! Every professional word of advice I receive, I remember and try to work on to fix.


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