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Carlo Bergonzi ‘Baron Knoop’ violin 1735 poster

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Poster includes measurements, thickness maps and life-size CT scans.

SUBSCRIBERS RECEIVE A FOLDED COPY OF THE ‘Baron Knoop’ POSTER FOR FREE WITH THE JULY 2021 ISSUE

Our posters are shipped separately from other products. One tube can hold up to 10 posters. Save on postage costs by purchasing up to 10 posters per tube today.

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June 2021

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We talk to up-and-coming soloist Bomsori Kim and investigate the Knopf dynasty of bow makers. Jennifer Koh gives a Masterclass on Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir d’un lieu cher, and Carolin Widmann talks about Schubert in Sentimental Work. Plus our annual Accessories supplement, with everything you need to know on Covid-proofing your orchestra.


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The Strad Print + Online Subscription Package

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SUBSCRIBE today from £5.25 a month

  • 12 issues in print – Priority Mail
  • Two detailed instrument posters a year – Includes measurements and thickness maps (posters usually retail at £19.95 each)
  • The Strad Directory: the essential annual guide for the string music industry, with global listings for businesses, artisans and organisations (usually retails at £19.95)
  • No need to wait – start reading today, with a digital edition of each new issue available on The Strad website
  • Dedicated sections for players, teachers and luthiers
  • Digital issues back to January 2010, giving you access to a wealth of archived content
  • Unlimited access to premium online content
  • Special supplements, in print and online, including Accessories, String Courses and Degrees
  • Access from anywhere on your devices

To see our online subscription options click here.

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The Strad Online Subscription

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SUBSCRIBE today from £4.41 a month

  • No need to wait – start reading today, with a digital edition of each new issue available on The Strad website
  • Dedicated sections for players, teachers and luthiers
  • Digital issues back to January 2010, giving you access to a wealth of archived content
  • Unlimited access to premium online content
  • Digital special supplements including Accessories, Degrees and String Courses
  • Access from anywhere on your devices

To see our print + online options click here.

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May 2021

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Julian Lloyd Webber discusses his career at 70, and we investigate Stradivari’s early cellos. There’s a look at violin encores and Ysaÿe’s Second String Trio, and Alisa Weilerstein gives a Chopin Masterclass.


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April 2021

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Crossover superstar David Garrett discusses his career so far, and we examine the legacy of bow maker Ludwig Bausch. Daniel Hope talks about his friendship with Alfred Schnittke in Sentimental Work, and we learn the ins and out of gut string making. Plus a Haydn Masterclass with the Chiaroscuro Quartet.


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March 2021

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Francesca Dego talks about performing on Paganini’s Guarneri violin and we explore the growth of violin making in China. There’s a guide to playing Piazzolla’s tango music and Simon Standage completes his Baroque Bach Masterclass. Plus a look at the perils of orchestral playing.


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BUNDLE – The Best of Trade Secrets 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

£164.85 £140.00 Sold by: The Strad Shop

Bundle contains:

  • 1 x The Best of Trade Secrets
  • 1 x The Best of Trade Secrets 2
  • 1 x The Best of Trade Secrets 3
  • 1 x The Best of Trade Secrets 4
  • 1 x The Best of Trade Secrets 5

February 2021

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In a French-themed issue, we talk to the Modigliani Quartet and examine the work of luthier Charles François Gand. There are interviews with Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camille Thomas and Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, and a Bach Masterclass from Simon Standage.


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January 2021

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Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras talks about his latest Beethoven recording and we take an in-depth look inside Stradivari’s ‘Messiah’ using CT scans. Students of the late George Neikrug reminisce about the great cello tutor, and Alban Gerhardt completes his Saint-Saëns Masterclass. Plus Rohan de Saram’s Life Lessons


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December 2020

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‘WILLEMOTTE’ STRADIVARI VIOLIN 1734 Sam Zygmuntowicz examines a masterpiece from Stradivari’s late period, comparing it with other instruments such as the ‘Huberman’ and ‘Titian’ (POSTER NOT INCLUDED IN THE ISSUE)


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The Strad Directory 2021

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Newly published for 2021, the latest edition of The Strad Directory is as indispensable as ever remaining an essential and ever-popular resource for the string world. It provides you with everything you need to fulfil your stringed instrument needs.

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