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
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!
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We conclude our investigation of Stradivari’s moulds and examine some radical teaching methods. Vadim Gluzman, Philip Dukes and Matthew Barley are interviewed and there’s our annual Accessories supplement, featuring carbon fibre bows, wolf eliminators, mutes and lots more.
Antonio Stradivari ‘Gustav Mahler’ viola 1672 Currently played by Antoine Tamestit, the ‘Mahler’ is one of only ten surviving violas by
The Shanghai Quartet celebrates its 35th anniversary and we hand on some yoga tips for string players. There’s an in-depth look at Stradivari’s working methods and Shostakovich’s violin works. Plus Maxim Rysanov’s Life Lessons and Rivka Golani’s Sentimental Work
Celebrating the life and work of François Xavier Tourte from the 1st through the 30th of November, 2008 at London’s
“Two names have always dominated the French School of bowmaking: François Tourte, the Stradivari of the bow, who died at
“The great and intriguing bow maker, Jean Pierre Marie Persoit, has for many years been an inspiration to other bowmakers
Augustin Hadelich discusses his new CD and we explore the career of luthier Jacob Stainer. Jan Vogler gives a Schumann Masterclass and there’s a detailed examination of a Persoit bow. Plus Antje Weithaas on the Tchaikovsky Concerto.