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The Best of Technique

In The Best of Technique you'll discover the top playing tips of the world's leading string players and teachers. It's packed full of exercises for students, plus examples from the standard repertoire to show you how to integrate the technique into your playing.

Masterclass: Violin Concertos

The Strad’s Masterclass series brings together the finest string players with some of the greatest string works ever written. Always one of our most popular sections, Masterclass has been an invaluable aid to aspiring soloists, chamber musicians and string teachers since the 1990s. Now, in association with publisher G. Henle Verlag, The Strad is releasing the best of its Masterclasses as a bespoke anthology series.   Subscribe to the Strad

December 2022

We take a close look at the 1693 ‘Harrison’ Stradivari violin and speak to superstar Czech violinist Pavel Šporcl. There’s a look at the late bows of François Xavier Tourte and a peep into the orchestra pit at the Bayreuth Festival. Plus violinist Philippe Quint’s Sentimental Work.  

November 2022

In a North America special, we talk to the Emerson Quartet and investigate black community orchestras in the United States. There’s an interview with violinist–composer Caroline Shaw and Matt Wehling completes his examination of Voirin bows. Plus Nicolas Altstaedt’s Sentimental Work.        

October 2022

Double bassist Rick Stotijn discusses his mission to increase the repertoire, and we examine the evolution of the Viennese bass. There’s a look at Scottish fiddling, a Masterclass with Abel Selaocoe and tips on developing your own sound. Plus Nobuko Imai’s Sentimental Work.    

The Strad Calendar 2023: The Australian Collection

In the past few years, Australia has become a classical music heartland with a number of its orchestras and ensembles achieving world renown. Many of its string players now perform on world-class instruments made by some of the most respected luthiers ever to have lived. · 1585 Gasparo da Salò double bass · c.1600 G.P. Maggini viola · 1709 'Scotta' Antonio Stradivari violin · 1714 Guarneri ‘filius Andreae’ violin · 1720 Guarneri ‘filius Andreae’ violin · 1728/29 Antonio Stradivari violin · 1729 Guarneri ‘filius Andreae’ cello · 1743 'Carrodus' Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ violin · 1743 G.B. Guadagnini cello · 1760 Nicolò Gagliano violin · 1784 G.B. Guadagnini violin · 1859 'Karrman' Vuillaume violin

September 2022

In an education special, Pinchas Zukerman invites us to a masterclass and we examine violin making schools around the world. There’s a look at string teaching in Australia and the story of Soviet viola tutor Yuri Kramarov. Plus violinist Jack Liebeck’s Sentimental Work.  

August 2022

Pekka Kuusisto discusses making the leap from violinist to conductor, and we examine three Guarneri violins from 1734. There’s a look at musicians and exercise and cellist Maria Kliegel gives her Sentimental Work. Plus a Mozart Masterclass from the Armida Quartet.  

The Best of Trade Secrets 4

The latest collection of articles from The Strad's popular Trade Secrets section brings together methods for everything from reinforcing a cello neck to making lake pigments for varnish.

The Best of Trade Secrets 3

Written by luthiers for luthiers, this third compilation of articles from The Strad’s popular Trade Secrets section brings together over

The Best of Trade Secrets 2

Following the huge success of the first volume of The Best of Trade Secrets, the second appeared in 2012. Like

The Best of Trade Secrets

Ever since its beginnings in 2006, Trade Secrets has been The Strad’s most popular section for instrument makers. Luthiers from

July 2022

We examine a 1671 violin by Girolamo Amati II and the members of the Brodsky Quartet discuss their 50th anniversary. There’s a look at Bach’s Cello Suites, string playing’s ‘lost arts’, and the career of François-Nicolas Voirin comes under the spotlight. Plus Kenneth Sillito’s Sentimental Work.

June 2022

The members of the Pavel Haas Quartet discuss their latest Brahms recording and we look into learning an instrument as an adult. Collector David Fulton presents a mini-tour of his collection and Joshua Bell gives his Sentimental Work. Plus our 60-page Accessories supplement.

May 2022

Viktoria Mullova discusses her latest Schubert recording and we examine the life of pedagogue Paul Makanowitzky. There’s a look at violin making in Seoul and Renaud Capuçon reveals his Sentimental Work. Plus our annual Degrees supplement.

March 2022

Leonidas Kavakos discusses his new Bach recording and we find out why some orchestras have dispensed with conductors. There’s a look at Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s string music and luthiers recall their earliest experiences in the violin business. Plus Jennifer Pike chooses her Sentimental Work

Girolamo Amati II violin 1671 poster

The son of Nicolò Amati, Girolamo Amati II was the last instrument maker of the illustrious Amati dynasty. Although he made fewer violins than his forebears, the ones that have survived show the work of a skilled luthier in his prime. This violin, made in the early part of his career, is a pristine example of his craftsmanship and shows many stylistic similarities to the work of his father. It is now housed in the Royal Academy of Music. ’The maple is delicately figured on the back and ribs, and plain for the neck-block. It has been perfectly quarter-cut. Unevenly scattered bearclaw figure ruffles the surface of the one-piece spruce front' – Barbara Meyer in the July 2022 issue Read more in The Strad Our posters are shipped separately from other products. One tube can hold up to 10 posters. Save on postage costs by purchasing up to 10 posters per tube today.  

April 2022

In a German-themed issue, Johannes Moser discusses his love of experimental repertoire and we examine the mystery of Jacob Stainer’s birthdate. There’s a Beethoven Session Report with Rachel Podger, and a look at two German lutherie families who found success in the US. Plus double bassist Christine Hoock’s Sentimental Work

The Strad Directory 2022

Newly published for 2022, the latest edition of The Strad Directory is as indispensable as ever remaining an essential and ever-popular resource for the string world. It provides you with everything you need to fulfil your stringed instrument needs.

February 2022

We talk to Baroque violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte in a French-themed issue, also looking at Vuillaume’s bows and the life of Pierre Baillot. Plus Sol Gabetta, a Bruch Masterclass, and Philippe Graffin’s Sentimental Work.  

January 2022

Steven Isserlis talks about his lockdown projects and we examine a rare 1773 Guadagnini viola. There’s a look at Alexander technique, Bach’s Cello Suites and how the pandemic has affected young musicians’ careers. Plus a Mozart Masterclass with violinist Francesco Dego.    

December 2021

We examine the Venetian double bass and meet genre-defying cellist Abel Selaocoe. There’s a tribute to Bottesini and a look at Jascha Heifetz’s teaching methods. Plus a cello Masterclass on playing Fauré, Elgar and Saint-Saëns.