Well, it’s come to that time of the year again – I’ve looked up the Fremantle Eisteddfod website and they have the 2011 schedule online! The closing date is 18th March and the Eisteddfod will be held between the May 12-21.
For the past 2 years, I’ve dusted off my violin, and used the Freo Eisteddfod as a goal to work towards – to learn one of the great violin concertos.
Both experiences created MUCH stress in my life. But it actually helped me keep up my violin. You see, after the month of May in the past 2 years, I really haven’t picked up my violin at all (except for the YouTube Symphony thing).
So I’m wondering if I should do this again in 2011? Learn another movement from a great concerto in 3 months?
I really have left it quite late this time around. I was hoping I could do the Brahms, Barber or Beethoven, but there’s really not enough time. I guess I could learn the 3rd movement from the Sibelius or Tchaikovsky? Or tackle something different like the Carmen Fantasy? Or maybe play something with less notes to learn like a Mozart concerto.
Or shall I just leave my violin in its case this year…