Maximize Alternatives After Successful a Competitors


The Violin Channel reached out to jury members on the panel for each the violin and cello rounds of the Traditional Strings Competitors to establish simply what it takes to realize knowledgeable profession as a musician — particularly popping out of competitions. 


What’s your prime piece of recommendation for prize winners at a world competitors, to maximise the alternatives from the expertise and parlay it into knowledgeable efficiency profession?


1. Attempt to keep away from complacency and keep humble, much more so after a win.

Boris Kuschnir:
“Successful is at all times good however it’s just the start. It’s important to stay humble and put in additional work, extra observe and dedication as a result of there may be nonetheless an extended highway forward.” 

Andrey Baranov:
“By no means fall into the lure of considering you’ve achieved one thing crucial, that you simply’ve achieved sufficient. Every single day you have to proceed to work and each day you want to get higher and study extra, and at all times know that every live performance in each little village is as vital for you and for the viewers as a live performance in Carnegie Corridor.” 

Boris Andrianov:
“It will likely be a privilege to point out that to begin with this individual is sweet, they did a superb job, however this isn’t the start of an enormous factor however simply step one, and so they should show that the victory was no fluke, so that they should work much more than earlier than, as a result of folks will count on one thing completely different from her or him from earlier than the competitors and that can be a problem all of its personal.” 


2. By no means cease shifting ahead with the way you want to see your profession unfold — proceed to create alternatives for your self and join with fellow artists.

Philippe Muller:
“[A competition’s] solely the beginning! It’s fantastic to win however don’t cease practising — at all times at all times search for methods to enhance, it’s at all times attainable to enhance, at all times, all of your life. I hope I personally play higher now than once I was 20 years previous, even when the fingers will not be as agile as they had been, I strive on a regular basis.”

Alexander Chaushian:
“I believe successful a contest is nothing actually…In case you win it means you’ve labored arduous and achieved a sure stage, after which you have to proceed to work arduous to get higher and higher, and the identical factor applies to those that don’t win as properly. There may be at all times room to proceed bettering.”

Boris Andrianov:
“In the end, one of the vital issues about competitions is to develop, to not keep by yourself, to see how different persons are enjoying, to satisfy folks.” 


3. How you might be as a musician isn’t solely a results of the time spent within the observe room, however can also be knowledgeable by your persona, habits, and the way you select to reside your life. A contest generally is a springboard to discovering extra about your self and the music you carry out.

Andrey Baranov:
“Every day of practising, and even when not practising, what you do, how you reside, is extraordinarily vital to your stage as a participant, as a musician, as a human being.” 

Henri Demarquette:
“A contest is simply a step, solely to make clear a [musical] persona, nevertheless it doesn’t assist one turn out to be a persona, an artist, to have a cultural mind-set.” 


4. Study extra on the way to promote your self as an artist. Preserve discovering your musical type and interpretation, in addition to giving every probability your finest shot. Be open to new experiences. 

Julian Lloyd Webber:
“I believe that it’s a must to take each alternative that you simply get, it’s a must to at all times give your finest, and it’s essential that you simply should be true to your self and to your personal type as a result of in the long run when you’re not, what’s the purpose?”

Meehae Ryo:
“[Emerging musicians] must promote, to let folks know they’re within the [music] world. [Organizing concerts for yourself and with a team] I believe that is one of the best ways for opponents to let folks know they [are in the industry].” 

Alexander Chaushian:
In case you win a contest it doesn’t make every little thing occur immediately, you don’t immediately have 250 live shows a yr.”


5. The outcomes of a contest finally don’t outline you or how your music profession will end up. Successful isn’t crucial factor; the way you come out of and enhance from a contest, in addition to what you study from it, is a win itself.

Boris Andrianov:
“The outcome is definitely not crucial factor. It’s good in fact and one of the best ways to be acknowledged, but when nothing occurs you need to carry on attempting, doing every little thing you may. In any other case there’s no purpose to turn out to be a musician when you’re simply doing it to win.” 

Julian Lloyd Webber:
“Successful a contest isn’t every little thing. In case you come second, third, fourth, fifth, it doesn’t imply that you simply’re not going to have a superb profession, chances are you’ll properly have an excellent profession.” 


Now in its third season, the Traditional Strings Competitors is being held in Dubai this yr. The Competitors for Violin will run on Could 10-23, 2022, whereas the Competitors for Cello can be held from Could 9-18, 2022 — each closing rounds to be streamed right here on The Violin Channel

Open to candidates of all nationalities youthful than 35 years previous, the competitors consists of three rounds with the ultimate spherical carried out with the orchestra. A current interview with the competitors’s president Konstantin Ishkhanov could be learn right here.