- Antoine Tamestit: The French violist on the Goldberg Variations and Bach’s viola da gamba sonatas
- 1672 ‘Gustav Mahler’ Stradivari Viola: The earliest surviving viola by the master luthier
- Michel Van Der Aa Concerto: For Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Sol Gabetta
- Edinburgh Quartet: Their innovative apprenticeship scheme
- Lutherie Cost And Time: How much time and money does it take to make a single violin?
- Strings In Uganda: How string players are faring in the central African nation
- In Focus: A c.1870 cello by William Forster II
- Trade Secrets: Regluing corner-blocks that have been split
- My Space: Hungarian luthier Pál Rácz
- Making Matters: Giving a chamber orchestra the same Baroque set-up
- Masterclass: Saint-Saëns’s Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, with Rodney Friend
- Technique: Violinist Pavel Berman on chords
- Sentimental Work: Gary Hoffman on Brahms’s Cello Sonata op.99
- Life Lessons: British cellist Natalie Clein
- Opinion: Does Harold en Italie contain a secret message to violists?
- Postcard From Windsor: The Windsor Festival International String Competition
Antoine Tamestit discusses his new recordings and we examine his viola, the 1672 ‘Gustav Mahler’ Stradivari. There’s a look at string teaching in Uganda and we have interviews with Sol Gabetta, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Gary Hoffman, Natalie Clein – and many more!
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