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Violin versus Piano
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Does anyone know of statistics compiled in the last decade as to whether Violin or Piano concertos are played with greater frequencies at performances by large symphony orchestras around the world?

To ask more directly:  Where is the money in the classical genre?

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Answer: The guy holding the stick.exactly

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Well then what is the pay for conductors compared to touring soloists?

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March 11, 2012 - 10:54 am
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From what I know they are pretty similar. It all depends on the demand for that particular soloist or conductor. There are soloists that play for as little as $1000 to as high as 100,000 per concert. I am sure that some charge more but I don't know the facts. Perlman's average fee is $100,000
I used to be more involved in orchestra politics but it was something that I disliked but I remember similar prices for conductors. Not as low as $1000 but they work longer with the orchestra.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Pierre! Have you done much conducting?dunno

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March 11, 2012 - 10:41 pm
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I haven't done much but I have conducted while coaching youth orchestras. Also when concertmaster and the conductor hasn't been able to show up a few times. I love it but my thing has always been to play 🙂

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i actually started playing the piano before the violin, but i would prefer the violin, it sounds soothing!

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