Patricia Kopatchinskaja discusses her vision and inspiration, and we ask how young soloists prepare for their first concerto. Elena Rostropovich shares memories of her famous father and Ning Feng talks about his love for the Sibelius Concerto. Plus Degrees 2017–18 – your guide to courses for the next academic year.
The Best of Trade Secrets 2 is a 120-page collection of lutherie techniques used by 29 of today's top makers, published in The Strad over the past three years. It includes contributions by Guy Rabut, David Burgess and Francis Kuttner and makes an essential addition to any stringed instrument maker's library.