January 2020

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Lisa Batiashvili discusses her latest projects and we delve into the mysterious world of varnish making. There’s a look at strategies for teaching adolescents, and Leila Josefowicz completes her look at Berg’s Violin Concerto. Plus Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s Sentimental Work.

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LISA BATIASHVILI: The violinist, newly appointed artistic director of the Audi Summer Concerts festival, tells Toby Deller about her new role, upcoming CD and future plans

MAKING MADDER ROOT PIGMENTS: Hugh Withycombe and Guy Harrison present the results from three years of experimentation to discover how to make deep red colouring from the natural dye

TEACHING ADOLESCENTS: Finding how to bring out the best in teenage students – and motivate them to practise – is a holy grail for instrument tutors. Bob Gillespie shares his experiences

GIUSEPPE SGARBI: Lorenzo Frignani investigates the life of a lesser-known maker from near Modena, whose work may have had an influence on the 19th-century Venetian school

MUSICAL EDITIONS: Some top players swear by urtext editions, while others will recommend a well-edited version. Pedro de Alcantara considers the various merits of both

LIFE LESSONS:With David Harrington, first violinist of the Kronos Quartet

OPINION: When a string breaks mid-concert

POSTCARD FROM CHINA: Report from the Zhuhai International Mozart Competition

N FOCUS: A 1933 violin by Ansaldo Poggi

TRADE SECRETS: Making an additional ‘peninsular’ workbench for 360-degree work

MY SPACE: Toronto luthier Stephen Quinney

MAKING MATTERS: Did the old Cremonese luthiers have a series of ‘recipes’ for violin design?

MASTERCLASS: Leila Josefowicz concludes her detailed look at Berg’s Violin Concerto

TECHNIQUE: Christine Hoock on line and phrase

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The mysterious tale of a missing Stradivari, from the January 1900 issue

SENTIMENTAL WORK: Sheku Kanneh-Mason on his passion for the Elgar Cello Concerto

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