Based in Cremona, Italy, the Friends of Stradivari is an international network of people who play, collect, study and love
The latest collection of articles from The Strad’s popular Trade Secrets section brings together methods for everything from reinforcing a cello neck
Stradivari’s 1716 ‘Messiah’ violin is one of the most coveted in the world. The pristine condition of the instrument, made
We complete our analysis of the ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri, with Anne Akiko Meyers’ views on playing the priceless violin. There’s a look at the pitfalls of playing outdoors, we go in search of Stradivari’s ‘lost’ mould, and Kyung Wha Chung gives her Life Lessons.
Plus Accessories 2018: your guide to strings, bridges, rosin, pickups, and much more.
Written by luthiers for luthiers, this third compilation of articles from The Strad’s popular Trade Secrets section brings together over 30 methods and parts of the making process, from casting an f-hole to antiquing. Tools, repair, set-up and bows are some of the many topics included in this volume, with John Dilworth, Joseph Curtin, Jan Špidlen and Francis Kuttner among the contributors.
With 120 pages full of clear, step-by-step instructions, this is another essential addition to any stringed instrument maker's library.
November 2017 issue of The Strad. Celebrating the centenary of Jascha Heifetz’s historic US debut at Carnegie Hall
The Strad Calendar 2019 brings together twelve of the finest instruments ever made by Antonio Stradivari. The collection includes ten
British soloist Lawrence Power talks about his adventures with the viola, and luthiers share their experiences of collaborative making. There’s an insight into the psychology of teaching adult beginners, and we explore some of the 20th century’s most complex repertoire. Plus an in-depth look at a Domenico Busan viola.
The Strad’s February 2018 issue:
- The Arod Quartet discuss how making a successful career as a foursome takes more than first-rate playing
- Tourte the innovator seen through a detailed examination of one of his c.1790 bows
- Jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty on improvisation, Stéphane Grappelli, and classical repertoire
- In the studio with Antoine Tamestit as he records works by Jörg Widmann
- Debussy’s five chamber works for strings through the eyes of top players
- The development of French maker Jean-François Aldric’s style across eight instruments
- A postcard from the inaugural Harmonia Nova festival in Avignon
This collection of Trade Secrets articles from The Strad’s archives is an essential addition to any instrument maker’s library. It
The 1708 ‘Dancla’ Stradivari is an exceptional violin from the middle of the maker’s so-called ‘golden period’. It perfectly represents
September 2017 issue of The Strad. Celebrated American violin tutor Dorothy DeLay remembered by former students, including Itzhak Perlman and Philippe Quint.