Now, 3 challenging violin pieces for you to practice
Ernst’s Variations on “The Last Rose of Summer”
Some violinists believe that they have already mastered Paganini’s difficult works, so they don’t bother learning Ernst’s pieces because they are much harder to play. For example, “Variation on ‘The Last Rose of Summer'” is considered one of the most difficult solo pieces for violin because it has almost impossible demands, including fingered harmonics and left-hand pizzicato on top of tricky arpeggios.
Bach’s Chaconne from Partita in d minor
Besides writing some of the most beautiful music known to mankind, Bach also wrote some of the most fiendish pieces for solo violin. While all of his sonatas and partitas are known for their difficulty, the concluding Chaconne from the Partita no. 2 in d minor takes the cake.
Sivan’s transcription of the Liszt b minor sonata for solo violin
The b minor sonata by Franz Liszt commands great respect in the piano world. Its horrifying pianistic difficulties make it one of the most difficult pieces in the standard repertoire.