For example, if I need to perform at the beginning and end of a ceremony, the schedule will be irregular. For cases like this, the fee will be decided upon negotiation.
If you hold a violin concert regularly, as a part of the benefit package of a corporate body for example, I offer a maximum of 15% discount according to the frequency of the concerts.
If you cancel after signing a contract, the cancelation fee is charged as follows:
A month before the performance: 20% of the total performance fee
2 weeks before the performance: 50% of the total performance fee
The day of / before the performance: 100% of the total performance fee
50% of the total fee is to be paid at the time of signing a contract. The other 50% is to be paid within 5 business days after the performance is complete.
As a community member, I would like to be involved in charity activities. So fees are definitely negotiable.
If conditions are met, I will perform for 1 audience member.
Although it depends on what it is, I will try to prepare as much as I can if you could give requests in advance.
Since instruments are sensitive, I have some conditions. They are:
No direct sunlight
Review your performance and use the reflection points for next time.
As soon as you finished your recital, write down in detail the good points and things to be improved by the next opportunity. As time passes, your thoughts become blurred, so do this as soon as possible. It’s good to talk about the things you’ve noticed with your teacher or co-performers, too.
This is the first step to your growth. Whether you can climb up to the top as a performer depends on how fast you can shorten the distance between yourself and your ideal performer.
Keep in mind that you are performing for the audience and be appreciative of it.
Your performance starts as soon as you appear on stage. Please try to avoid facial expressions that give your audience discomfort.
If you look pale because of nervousness or illness, it’s good to put on pink blush or lipstick to give a better complexion even if you are a child. In fact, when you put a bit of make-up on little kids, they get excited about it and relax more before their performance (But make sure to keep it light, just to give a better complexion).
Sometimes I see a female performer with very vivid nail colors. Although this is just a personal opinion, it is not very pleasurable for some to see, so please keep that in mind, too.
You should bow slowly and politely.
Also, I recommend deciding your standing position in advance and mark it with a piece of tape, etc. The distance from the piano and whether you can see the pianist are very important. It’s not very smart to check these points at the actual performance, so make sure to do it before it starts.
When you make mistakes during your performance, try not to show it on your face. Playing at a recital is a completely different situation from practicing at home when you are relaxed. If you don’t practice playing the music through (full rehearsal), you tend to panic at the recital when you make a mistake and it could be the cause of ruining the rest of the performance.
If you must stop playing for some reason, like strings snapped, stop playing promptly. Then, say “Excuse me.” first to the pianist and then to the audience calmly with a smile, if possible, and slowly go back to the stage wing.
When strings are fixed, go back on the stage with a smile, bow, and restart your performance. When you change the strings, make sure to talk to the pianist and decide where to pick up.
When your performance is finished, line up with your co-performers, bow slowly and go back to the stage wing.