Based in Cremona, Italy, the Friends of Stradivari is an international network of people who play, collect, study and love
The Strad Calendar 2019 brings together twelve of the finest instruments ever made by Antonio Stradivari. The collection includes ten
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.
Currently the most expensive violin in the world, the 1741 ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ was sold in 2012 for a
Written by luthiers for luthiers, this third compilation of articles from The Strad’s popular Trade Secrets section brings together over
November 2017 issue of The Strad. Celebrating the centenary of Jascha Heifetz’s historic US debut at Carnegie Hall
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.
In a French-themed issue, the Arod Quartet discuss their career to date, and we present a close analysis of a c.1790 Tourte bow. We mark Jean-Luc Ponty’s 75th birthday with an interview and examine the work of Jean-François Aldric. Plus bassist Gary Karr’s Sentimental Work.
The 1708 ‘Dancla’ Stradivari is an exceptional violin from the middle of the maker’s so-called ‘golden period’. It perfectly represents
Notes and articles from the workshop of Koen Padding. Edited by Helen Michetschläger.