June 2022


The members of the Pavel Haas Quartet discuss their latest Brahms recording and we look into learning an instrument as an adult. Collector David Fulton presents a mini-tour of his collection and Joshua Bell gives his Sentimental Work. Plus our 60-page Accessories supplement.

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  • PAVEL HAAS QUARTET The Czech foursome give a lively account of their first two decades together, and their upcoming Brahms recording, in conversation with Tom Stewart
  • ADULT LEARNING Cellist Billy Tobenkin’s passion for cello playing began at the ripe old age of 25. The late starter discusses the pitfalls and triumphs of his learning experience
  • THE FULTON COLLECTION Christian Lloyd talks to American collector David Fulton about his legendary array of old Italian instruments, including some of the finest Stradivaris in existence
  • SESSION REPORT The four members of the Navarra Quartet talk to Tim Homfray about their latest recording of works by veteran British composer Edward Gregson
  • SERBIAN STRING PLAYING The Balkan country’s approach to teaching and playing has a distinct ethos where individuality goes hand in hand with mutual respect. Jacqueline Vanasse reports
  • FLUORESCENCE In recent years, examining instruments under different kinds of light has become standard practice. Leonhard Rank shows what secrets can be revealed


  • IN FOCUS Alberto Giordano examines a rare violin by Erminio Montefiori from 1892
  • TRADE SECRETS Matthew Tucker reveals his ‘plug and plate’ method of repairing scrolls
  • MY SPACE Modena maker Lorenzo Frignani
  • MAKING MATTERS Have we entered a ‘second transition period’ in violin and bow making?
  • MASTERCLASS Violinist Fedor Rudin on the first movement of Debussy’s Violin Sonata
  • TECHNIQUE Double bassist Edwin Barker on phrasing musically under pressure
  • LIFE LESSONS With violinist Vadim Gluzman
  • OPINION The importance of using imagery and visualisation in violin teaching
  • POSTCARD FROM ODENSE The violin section of the Carl Nielsen International Competition
  • FROM THE ARCHIVE From June 1892
  • SENTIMENTAL WORK Joshua Bell explains his love for Wieniawski’s Second Violin Concerto
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