Hi Dianne, I find your explanation about expressive performances very interesting. I had not thought of it like that before. Only recently I start to understand this a bit as I’m working more on dynamics now. It’s indeed all a process and expressing the emotions with music will take time. I will think of this while practicing my new pieces.
@Kay, I hope you like those pieces Dianne suggested. They are really great pieces to play! I hope you don’t get negative reactions from those pieces. You might find this page interesting too. It lists many concertos and also mentions for which grade they are and in what position they can be played. Maybe you can find something beautiful that’s good for your level there. Good luck with your violin!