Hi all. Next month, my friend is going to take his dipABRSM in violin performance. I will be his accompanist. I recalled that when I took my own diploma and LRSM exam in piano performance, it was a requirement to play using at least a baby grand piano because the ABRSM representative at that time said that the diploma exams was supposed to be of professional level and thus a baby grand should be used. When I took the grade 8 exams several years ago, an upright piano sufficed.
My question now is, is a baby grand piano required to accompany a violinist who is taking dipABRSM?
I would very much like to hear about your inputs and experiences because the original venue (which had a baby grand) is quire a distance away from the regular exam venue (which only had an upright piano). Thank you.