This is probably a stoopid (yes I know I spelled it wrong. It was intentional) thing to rant about, but I am still incredibly, incredibly pissed with this miserable old cow of a violinist who co ran my music course last week. Not only did she obviously favour her own students, she made sure that myself and the other pupils of my teacher (whose house we were staying in, might I add) had considerably less important things to do. For the first four days I bit my lip and kept quiet, but yesterday I hit the limit. Yesterday was concert day and I was freaking out because the little finger on my right hand was playing up and making things difficult, but that was basically the only thing I was worried about. Then, about two hours before the concert started when we were doing our pre-concert run through, I got my violin out to play one of the first violin parts for some Bach concerto we were doing. I really liked it because I was a) actually playing violin and b) playing first violin and c) I found the part really easy to play. Then, the woman turns round and says, "Oh no, there's one too many first violins, *insertmynamehere*, you have to go and play viola"
I then objected, saying that she was supposed to be playing viola in that particular concerto as I was playing viola in basically everything else. Her argument was that she didn't want to, so I had to. I was paired with the only other viola player in our group and she, although she was a really lovely person and I liked her alot, rushed through each moment and as the violas were acting as the continuo, the pace nearly got mucked up. Not to mention I was sightreading a piece we were playing in two hours.
So that ticked me off monumentally, but then, when I got ready to play one of the movements of Vivaldi's Spring concerto, the woman suddenly said, "Oh, we've decided to have one per part on this movement". As I was playing principal second violin in Spring, I shrugged and stayed where I was, but then the woman says, "Oh *insertmynamehere*, you're not nearly experienced enough to play this properly"
I'm sorry, but saying I have little experience is a bit of a kick in the nuts. I've been playing violin for nearly ten years, I could play as well as the others on this course, most of whom were four years older than me. So, the other second violin in that movement ended up playing, and I hate to say it, but he was out of tune.
I'm still reasonably annoyed, because I ended up playing violin in one piece, where I was originally going to be playing in three. I know playing viola is useful and I enjoy it, but violin is a passion of mine and I just don't get to anymore. I don't know what's ticked me more, the woman or the fact I don't get to play violin anymore.
What point am I trying to convey here? I don't even know.
I should get used to this kind of thing really, but it's still annoying.
I'm the one to shout "Down with Polignac!"