Vuillaume’s ‘Evangelists’ quartet, cellist and gambist Christophe Coin and a tour of French folk fiddling styles are among the highlights
We examine how today’s composers are pushing the boundaries of the violin concerto form, and Sam Zygmuntowicz discusses the cutting
Tasmin Little discusses her love for British composers and we examine the 1727 ‘Benvenuti’ Stradivari violin using high-resolution micro-CT scans.
We examine how strings became an integral part of minimalist music, and talk to Jennifer Koh about her return to
Violinist Julia Fischer and cellist Daniel Müller-Schott talk about the challenges of working as a duo; Kronos Quartet violinist David
In this education-themed special issue, veteran violinist–violist Pinchas Zukerman talks about his life in string education; we take a look
Cellist Sol Gabetta talks about instruments, technique and finding her own voice, and we examine a rare 1710 Stradivari cello.
Chamber music tutor Tim Frederiksen discusses putting together string quartets and we examine the history of violin making in Amsterdam.
What can the corners of Stradivari’s instruments tell us about the forms he used? Was Maud Powell the first virtuoso
In a special edition to mark the 100th anniversary of Yehudi Menuhin’s birth, we ask some of the people who
Frank Peter Zimmermann graces the cover of our special German issue, with articles on the Klotz violin making dynasty and
We report on the 2015 VSA/Oberlin Violin Makers Workshop, where 60 luthiers collaborated on a brand new model of violin.