January 2021

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Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras talks about his latest Beethoven recording and we take an in-depth look inside Stradivari’s ‘Messiah’ using CT scans. Students of the late George Neikrug reminisce about the great cello tutor, and Alban Gerhardt completes his Saint-Saëns Masterclass. Plus Rohan de Saram’s Life Lessons


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JEAN-GUIHEN QUEYRAS The French cellist talks to Pauline Harding about socially distanced concerts, contemporary composers and his recording of Beethoven’s ‘Triple’ Concerto

CT SCANNING THE ‘MESSIAH’      In 2016 Stradivari’s best-known violin underwent a non-invasive examination. Francesco Piasentini and Gregg Alf reveal the findings, particularly in the neck area

GEORGE NEIKRUG           Students of the renowned US cello tutor, who died in 2019 at the age of 100, recount their fondest memories of his teaching style to Benjamin Whitcomb

SESSION REPORT              Charlotte Gardner discovers how Renaud Capuçon’s latest recording of Elgar’s Violin Concerto came about in the midst of lockdown

BASIC MAINTENANCE    From tracking down a buzz to dealing with sticking pegs, there are many ways in which players can take care of their instruments. Korinthia Klein reveals how

TWO-FINGERED TCHAIKOVSKY   LA violinist Clayton Haslop explains how he managed to carry on playing despite focal dystonia and a shoulder injury almost finishing his career

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