Patricia Kopatchinskaja discusses her vision and inspiration, and we ask how young soloists prepare for their first concerto. Elena Rostropovich shares memories of her famous father and Ning Feng talks about his love for the Sibelius Concerto. Plus Degrees 2017–18 – your guide to courses for the next academic year.
James Ehnes, Hilary Hahn, Leonidas Kavakos, Maxim Vengerov, Nikolaj Znaider: some of the violin world's top names have given their thoughts on key works of string repertoire within The Strad's pages. Now, for the first time, Masterclass: Solo Violin brings together articles from the magazine's popular Masterclass section over the past nine years.