The Strad May 2016 issue is out now
Yehudi Menuhin’s marked-up copy of Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata no.2
‘It’s the taking part that counts’: Are competitions always defined by results?
8 creative approaches to practising
Bach should only be played as an encore in special circumstances, says violinist Arabella Steinbacher
Today’s string players forget they are telling a story, says cellist Raphael Wallfisch
‘I’m exhausted by the time I reach the Sibelius third movement,’ says violinist Leonidas Kavakos
Violin jokes: who’s laughing now?
The harmonious string quartet – a balance of four personality types
The secrets of violinist Dorothy DeLay’s teaching methods
Put your ears to the test: can you pick the Stradivarius violin?
Cellist David Finckel's 10 habits of successful musicians