It's always a bit of a landmark the first time a violin student performs a concerto movement. Fiona's first chance to do so was this weekend, when she played the first movement of Vivaldi's violin concerto in a minor with the other "senior" kids from around the area. She did really well, and enjoyed being part of the "big kids' group." And gosh, Sophie looks so much more confident as a player than she did even a couple of months ago. 'Timid' is fast vanishing from her violin vocabulary.