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Does it really even out in the end? (Read 1198 times)

Offline beethovenfan01

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Does it really even out in the end?
« on: November 29, 2017, 02:34:42 AM »
Reading about how concert pianists always started when they were 3 or 4 or 5 or whatever ... winning regional competitions when they were teenagers ... are these exclusively the people that go on to be concert pianists? Or does it all even out in the end with people who didn't necessarily start early enough to be winning concerto competitions at 12 but will reach that level of playing by the time they're 18 or so?

Am I mistaken? Or does it really even out?
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Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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Re: Does it really even out in the end?
«Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 02:43:04 AM »
There's people who started when they were 3 and still suck in their 20s and people
Who started when they were like 11 and is kicking ass at age 18 so........

Yeah...

Someone told me age 25 is when you either do it or you don't.
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