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June 2024

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Cellist Laura van der Heijden discusses her new album of concertos and we celebrate three decades of the Henschel Quartet. There’s a look at piano trios and a guide to good customer relations in a violin shop. Plus Jennifer Koh’s Life Lessons and our annual Accessories guide. Read more in The Strad

January 2024

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We examine the 1713 ‘Boissier, Sarasate’ violin by Antonio Stradivari and chat to young virtuoso cellist Zlatomir Fung. There’s a look at how Maud Powell championed the Sibelius Violin Concerto in the US, and Carolin Widmann reveals her Life Lessons. Plus a Mozart Masterclass with Dmitry Sitkovetsky Read more in The Strad  

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May 2024

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We meet Spanish violinist María Dueñas and reveal the history of Ferrara’s luthiers. There’s a look at pioneering ensemble Manchester Collective and Francesco Geminiani, while Viktoria Mullova gives a Beethoven Masterclass. Plus our annual Degrees brochure. Read more in The Strad

April 2024

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We talk to superstar violinist Joshua Bell and report on an innovative ‘improvised’ concerto. There’s a look at the career of bow maker Richard Otto Gläsel and Elena Urioste reveals her Sentimental Work. Plus a Beethoven Masterclass courtesy of cellist Gary Hoffman. Read more in The Strad

March 2024

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We talk to superstar violinist Augustin Hadelich and explore the life of composer Pierre Rode. Cellist Laurence Lesser looks back on his six-decade career and there’s a Masterclass on Ravel’s Violin Sonata no.2. Plus a look at setting up a double bass, and Gidon Kremer reveals his Sentimental Work. Read more in The Strad

February 2024

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We talk to British violist Timothy Ridout and learn about the history of violin making in Schönbach. Philippe Graffin talks about the discovery of a ‘lost’ work by Ysaÿe and we examine what might be the last violin ever made by Guadagnini. Plus a Brahms Masterclass with Daniel Kurganov. Read more in The Strad  

December 2023

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We talk to US violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and investigate the lives of two Italian luthiers: Filippo de Filippi and Luigi Mozzani. There’s an in-depth look at Telemann and we look at techniques to play more effortlessly. Plus a Dvořák Masterclass with cellist Hannah Roberts. Read more in The Strad  

November 2023

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In a North American special, we talk to double bassist Joseph Conyers and look at the work of the Sphinx Organization. There’s a look at the immigration of German bow makers to the US and we find out how over 30 luthiers collaborated on a single cello at Oberlin. Plus Aleksey Igudesman’s Sentimental Work. Read more in The Strad  

September 2023

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In an education special, we talk to violinist Randall Goosby and explore strategies to help adult learners on the cello. There’s a look at training a lutherie apprentice, and what conservatoires are doing to safeguard students’ mental health. Plus interviews with Hilary Hahn, Ronald Copes and Eldbjørg Hemsing. Read more in The Strad  

August 2023

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Nicola Benedetti talks about becoming director of the Edinburgh International Festival, and there’s a look at the life of luthier Marino Capicchioni. We ask what Stradivari used as a pre-varnish preparation layer, and Julian Rachlin gives his Sentimental Work. Plus a Dvořák Masterclass with Pavel Šporcl. Read more in The Strad  

October 2023

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We talk to the Leonkoro Quartet and investigate the history of the Hardanger fiddle. There’s a look at Pablo Casals’ unique interpretation of Bach’s Cello Suites, and double bassist Leon Bosch gives a Masterclass on Koussevitzky. Plus interviews with Johan Dalene, Nils Mönkemeyer and Sergej Krylov. Read more in The Strad  

July 2023

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We examine the 1709 ‘King Carlos IV’ Stradivari violin and chat to US fiddler Mark O’Connor. There’s a look at the early history of Brahms’s Violin Concerto and cellist Thomas Demenga gives a Debussy Masterclass. Plus our annual Accessories supplement. Read the review in The Strad  

June 2023

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British cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson discusses her influences and we report on the efforts to help young displaced musicians from Ukraine. There’s a Masterclass on Fauré and we mark the 100th anniversary of Ligeti’s birth. Plus Francesca Dego’s Sentimental Work. Read more in The Strad  

May 2023

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Alina Ibragimova talks about her latest projects and we take a look at the work of Luthiers sans Frontières. Blind violist Myra Ross discusses her playing methods and we examine the various versions of Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata. Plus Antoine Tamestit’s Sentimental Work.  

April 2023

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Carolin Widmann is the cover star of a German-themed issue, with a profile of the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic and the story of collector Baron Johann Knoop. We look at how luthiers can calculate their instrument prices, and the Tippett Quartet discuss recording Korngold. Plus cellist Tanja Tetzlaff’s Sentimental Work.  

March 2023

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We talk to the Danish Quartet about the philosophy behind their music, and explore the history of the baryton. There’s a look at violin making in Argentina and the story of Russia cello tutor Natalia Shakhovskaya. Plus Jean-Guihen Queyras’s Life Lessons.  

February 2023

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Christian-Pierre La Marca is on the cover of a French-themed issue, in which we examine pedagogue Lucien Capet’s legacy and luthier Pierre Flavetta investigates Cremonese varnish. There’s a look inside David Ayache’s Montpellier workshop and Yann Poulain explores modern lutherie techniques. Plus Midori’s 40 years in the spotlight  

January 2023

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British violinist Daniel Pioro discusses his influences and we ask how players can get the most out of entering competitions. There’s a Masterclass on Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge and we rewrite the early history of Russian bow making. Plus cellist Matt Haimovitz’s Life Lessons  

December 2022

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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

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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

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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.    

September 2022

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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.