Carolin Widmann is the cover star of a German-themed issue, with a profile of the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic and the story of collector Baron Johann Knoop. We look at how luthiers can calculate their instrument prices, and the Tippett Quartet discuss recording Korngold. Plus cellist Tanja Tetzlaff’s Sentimental Work.
Christian-Pierre La Marca is on the cover of a French-themed issue, in which we examine pedagogue Lucien Capet’s legacy and luthier Pierre Flavetta investigates Cremonese varnish. There’s a look inside David Ayache’s Montpellier workshop and Yann Poulain explores modern lutherie techniques. Plus Midori’s 40 years in the spotlight
Double bassist Rick Stotijn discusses his mission to increase the repertoire, and we examine the evolution of the Viennese bass. There’s a look at Scottish fiddling, a Masterclass with Abel Selaocoe and tips on developing your own sound. Plus Nobuko Imai’s Sentimental Work.