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March 2021

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Francesca Dego talks about performing on Paganini’s Guarneri violin and we explore the growth of violin making in China. There’s a guide to playing Piazzolla’s tango music and Simon Standage completes his Baroque Bach Masterclass. Plus a look at the perils of orchestral playing. Subscribe to the Strad

February 2021

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In a French-themed issue, we talk to the Modigliani Quartet and examine the work of luthier Charles François Gand. There are interviews with Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camille Thomas and Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, and a Bach Masterclass from Simon Standage. Subscribe to the Strad

January 2021

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Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras talks about his latest Beethoven recording and we take an in-depth look inside Stradivari’s ‘Messiah’ using CT scans. Students of the late George Neikrug reminisce about the great cello tutor, and Alban Gerhardt completes his Saint-Saëns Masterclass. Plus Rohan de Saram’s Life Lessons Subscribe to the Strad

December 2020

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'WILLEMOTTE' STRADIVARI VIOLIN 1734 Sam Zygmuntowicz examines a masterpiece from Stradivari’s late period, comparing it with other instruments such as the ‘Huberman’ and ‘Titian’ (POSTER NOT INCLUDED IN THE ISSUE) Subscribe to the Strad

The Strad Directory 2021

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Newly published for 2021, 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.   Subscribe to the Strad

Antonio Stradivari ‘Willemotte’ violin 1734

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Poster includes measurements, thickness maps and life-size CT scans. 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.

November-2020

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We talk to the Dover Quartet about recording Beethoven, and investigate the bow makers of Hollywood's golden age. There's a look at luthier Carlo Bisiach's business in America, and the teaching of cellist Leonard Rose. Plus David Burgess and Julie Lyonn Lieberman in this US-themed edition. Subscribe to the Strad

October – 2020

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MIDORI: Toby Deller talks to the Japanese–American violinist about her passion for modern works, her teaching methods and undertaking a psychology degree Subscribe to the Strad

The Strad Calendar 2021: Dextra Musica

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This year’s calendar celebrates the work of Dextra Musica, the Norwegian foundation that has built up a fine collection of historical and contemporary instruments over the past 15 years. All the instruments are in daily use, being loaned out both to top soloists and to up-and-coming young players.

July-2020

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ISAAC STERN CENTENARY: The great American violinist would have celebrated his 100th birthday this month. Tully Potter looks back at his career, focusing on his chamber music recordings Subscribe to the Strad

Antonio Stradivari 1694 ‘Benecke’ violin

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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-2020

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ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER: The German violinist on her Beethoven deep immersion during the composer’s 250th anniversary year, and collaborating with film composer John Williams. Plus: The Strad’s free Cremona 2020 supplement. Subscribe to the Strad

March-2020

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KAREN TUTTLE: The American viola pedagogue, who would have turned 100 this month, had a seismic influence on generations of players, as Carlos María Solare explains Subscribe to the Strad

February-2020

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Ébène Quartet: The four players tell Charlotte Gardner about the group’s 20th anniversary, their current Beethoven project, and the challenge of finding a new violist Subscribe to the Strad

January-2020

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Lisa Batiashvili discusses her latest projects and we delve into the mysterious world of varnish making. There’s a look at strategies for teaching adolescents, and Leila Josefowicz completes her look at Berg’s Violin Concerto. Plus Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s Sentimental Work. Subscribe to the Strad

The Strad Directory 2020

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Newly published for 2020, 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.

December-2019

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Alberto Giordano and Rudolf Hopfner tell the fascinating story of the 1677 ‘Romanov’ Amati viola: once part of Russia’s Imperial Collection, the instrument displays features of both Nicolò and his son Girolamo II. We also take a look at the Royal Danish Orchestra’s fine instrument collection, and explore casting professional musicians in film and TV roles.
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Nicolò Amati ‘Romanov’ Viola 1677 Poster

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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.

In Focus 2

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The Strad ’s second compilation of fascinating articles, written within the last 5 years, brings together fine instruments by some of the world’s greatest instrument experts. In this new anthology, every instrument has been given three pages to include more close-up photographs, archings, angles and tiny details.

September-2019

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We talk to the members of the Belcea Quartet and ask why more young people are turning to period performance. Students of Kató Havas pay tribute to the late violin teacher, and there’s a look at asymmetric instruments. Plus a Mendelssohn Masterclass and Renaud Capuçon’s Life Lessons.

Violin Varnish

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Notes and articles from the workshop of Koen Padding. Edited by Helen Michetschläger.

The Strad Calendar 2020: The Chimei Collection

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The Chimei Museum in Taiwan contains possibly the largest collection of bowed stringed instruments in the world. Instrument and bow makers from across the globe have travelled to the Museum to examine its treasures: more than 1000 violin makers are represented, along with over 300 bow makers.  NOW AVAILABLE

August-2019

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Double bassist Leon Bosch discusses his career, and we investigate the bass makers of Manchester. There’s an interview with early music pioneer Eduard Melkus and cellist Johannes Moser gives a Mendelssohn Masterclass. Plus Leonidas Kavakos’s teaching tips

July-2019

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Antoine Tamestit discusses his new recordings and we examine his viola, the 1672 ‘Gustav Mahler’ Stradivari. There’s a look at string teaching in Uganda and we have interviews with Sol Gabetta, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Gary Hoffman, Natalie Clein – and many more!