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Inside this month – May 2014

  • Italian violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg on her multifaceted career
  • Preparing for orchestral auditions by teachers and orchestral principals
  • The Kronos Quartet celebrates 40 years in pictures
  • This year's top summer music festivals
  • Equisetum: a plant used for centuries for its burnishing properties
  • Dalcroze method: the movement-based approach to music education
  • Insurance: the current options and policies to cover accidents, public liability, health and instrument damage
  • Degrees Supplement 2015: The Strad's international guide to further education for string players
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Videos: Cellist Dane Johansen demonstrates 'blurred' string-crossings to accompany his Practice Diary on solo Bach; double bassist Xavier Foley, winner of the Sphinx Competition, performs Bottesini

Audio: Sound clips from The Strad Recommends reviews

Galleries: Close-ups of our In Focus instrument, a c.1675 bass viol by Richard Meares; photos of the 'Macdonald' Stradivarius viola, which is to be auctioned with a reserve price of $45m (£27m); images from the 2014 Menuhin Competition in Texas

 

Every month, The Strad is packed with features, comment and analysis on all issues of interest to string teachers, players, students, instrument makers and enthusiasts.

 

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Analysis of the issues behind the latest news stories
Trade Secrets guides to the most intricate lutherie processes, written by makers for makers
Masterclasses by players and teachers on different styles and repertoire
Basics from pedagogue Simon Fischer on violin technique
Letter From, covering competitions, festivals, conferences and events across the globe
In Focus, detailed analysis of a featured instrument
Plus new products, competition results, appointments, event previews, and all the latest string-related news.

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