- Leon Bosch: The South African-born double bassist gives Kimon Daltas the low-down on commissioning, conducting, his favourite basses and all kinds of other matters
- Northern British basses: Thomas Martin, George Martin and Martin Lawrence investigate the legacy of William Tarr and the 19th-century bass making boom in and around Manchester
- Leonidas Kavakos masterclass: The renowned violinist’s Musical Horizons Conservatory is now in its eighth year. Toby Deller attends a session and talks both to participants and Kavakos himself
- First principles: How did the pioneers of violin making decide on the instrument’s basic form and proportions? François Denis demonstrates the influence of the ancient Greeks
- Eduard Melkus: Tully Potter speaks to the Austrian violinist and violist who celebrated his 90th birthday last year, while colleagues and former pupils share their memories
- Anton Lukoszevieze: Life Lessons from the British cellist
- Opinion: Is orchestral training robbing young players of valuable practice time?
- Postcard from Brussels: Report from the Queen Elisabeth Competition for violin
- Postcard from Montreal: The Montreal International Music Competition
- In Focus: A 1689 cello by Andrea Guarneri
- Trade Secrets: Making a Tourte-style eye, with French bow maker Victor Bernard
- My Space: German luthier Lukas Kehnen
- Making Matters: Joseph Curtin’s quick and simple method for dealing with wolf note
- Masterclass: Johannes Moser discusses the first movement of Mendelssohn’s Cello Sonata no.2 Technique: Danny Ziemann on walking bass
- Barry Guy: On Theraps, Xenakis’s work for solo double bass
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
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