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Topic: Which grade level required for a mini-recital?  =)  (Read 1808 times)

Offline buck

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Which grade level required for a mini-recital?  =)
on: September 04, 2003, 02:24:38 PM
Hi..

Thought it'll be fun to throw a mini-recital in the future for friends and family to enjoy piano music.  

What would be the kind of grade when doing such recitals are possible (and useful)?  


Thanks.   :)

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Re: Which grade level required for a mini-recital?
Reply #1 on: September 04, 2003, 02:50:36 PM
Hi Buck , this really depends on what are you going to play for the recital. Most concert pianists or piano students will stage recital once they attain LRSM level ( that's second level diploma, way past grade 8 ). However, you don't have to play big works or masterworks to have a recital or performance. There are many great sounding grade 5-8 pieces around, try to buy those compilation books published by ABRSM , they have many great obscure pieces that are not difficult. You can play new age and contemporary romantic pieces too, last time I did a mini recital around 30 minutes on them playing pieces by Eugenie Rocharolle, Final Fantasy Piano Collections, Suzanne Ciani, Dan Coates, etc.

It would be great if you can join smaller student concerts or competitions to gain some experience. Preparing a recital is a long and tiring process and depending on the repertoire chosen, may very well take up to one year or more. Well, of course, its up to how much quality you want to have in your recital, if you just aim to play out the notes and entertain your friends, you will need just a fraction of time required to prepare a proper recital. Anyway, you have a long way to go, take your time and do not rush through your repertoire.

By the way, Grande Polonaise Brilliante is LRSM level.

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Re: Which grade level required for a mini-recital?
Reply #2 on: September 08, 2003, 05:50:25 PM
Hi dreamaurora,

Thanks for answering to my questions, and the advice.. Guess that's something I'll be aiming for.. keeps me going all the way there then.   :)

Suzanne Ciani.. I like her music too.   ;)
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