- SARAH CHANG: The US violinist talks to Charlotte Smith about her passion projects, her 1717 ‘del Gesù’, and why playing chamber music holds a new fascination for her
- NEW YORK STRING ORCHESTRA SEMINAR: For the past five decades, the orchestral training programme has given young players a taste of the professional life. Bruce Hodges speaks to directors and students
- AMERICAN BOW MAKING: Three outstanding bow makers got their start at the Chicago shop of William Lewis & Son. Raphael Gold tells the stories of Kovanda, Lohberg and Halvarson
- THE MUSIC OF BRAZIL: As a new anthology of that name is released on Naxos, Peter Quantrill discovers the variety and vitality of music from South America’s largest nation
- BRIDGES: Joseph Curtin concludes his two-part examination of set-up with a look at the acoustic properties of bridges from the Baroque era to the present day
- LIFE LESSONS: The memories and opinions of British violinist Anthony Marwood
- OPINION: The cello has never enjoyed such popularity as it has today
- POSTCARD FROM CANADA: The 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition
- IN FOCUS: A 1929 violin by Paolo Guadagnini, the last of the illustrious dynastic line
- TRADE SECRETS: Antoine Nédélec’s method that unites arching, channelling and edgework
- MY SPACE: The workshop of Lionnel Genovart
- MAKING MATTERS: The role of the humble wedge
- MASTERCLASS: Nils Mönkemeyer on the first movement of Stamitz’s First Viola Concerto
- TECHNIQUE: Violinist David Kim on sautillé
- FROM THE ARCHIVE: An interview with violinist Marie Hall from November 1929
- SENTIMENTAL WORK: Why Don Giovanni has a special place in Alisa Weilerstein’s heart
Sarah Chang discusses her passion projects and we explore the lives of Chicago’s early bow makers. Joseph Curtin examines bridges, there’s a look at Brazil’s classical music and Alisa Weilerstein reveals her Sentimental Work. Plus David Kim on sautillé.
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