For years I played the viola and with several different orchestras. I also played professionally and have taught violin/viola privately. This is my first year that I have switched permanently to playing the violin. The reason is that I incurred a neck injury from a fall a few years back and this kept me from playing viola. With time, vitamins, and supplements, I began playing again. I noticed that the viola is a much bigger instrument than the violin and stressed my neck easily. Therefore, by switching to the violin, which is a smaller instrument, I have been able to continue my love of playing music.
I joined the community orchestra as a way for me to continue playing, but in a more relaxed atmosphere. As soon as the concert is recorded, I will try and include it here.