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Alban Gerhardt, Bonnie Hampton, Gary Hoffman, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Jan Vogler: some of the cello world’s top names have given their
James Ehnes, Hilary Hahn, Leonidas Kavakos, Maxim Vengerov, Nikolaj Znaider: some of the violin world’s top names have given their
Yo-Yo Ma discusses making musical connections, and some of Heinrich Schiff’s star students explain what made him a great cello tutor. We report from the Beijing Music Festival and bassist Edgar Meyer reveals his Life Lessons. Plus our 52-page String Courses 2018 supplement
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.
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.