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.
In a French-themed issue, cellist Gautier Capuçon discusses his series of masterclasses for postgraduates and we report on new research
Leonidas Kavakos discusses the Sibelius Violin Concerto and we explore the life of Paganini’s protégé Camillo Sivori. There’s a close-up
Baroque violinist Rachel Podger discusses the perils of scordatura and we a late-period Guarneri violin comes under scrutiny. Christian Tetzlaff
In a North America-themed issue, we track the evolution of violin making in the US (with full-length photos of 10
The members of the Pavel Haas Quartet discuss their love of Czech music, and we reconstruct Stradivari’s house and workshop