THE STRAD SHOP
Conservatoires should place more focus on teaching skills
There should be greater transparency in the string-manufacturing industry
Bows of the 18th century have been ignored by string players for too long
Improve your playing
The motivation to practise should come from the student – not the parent or teacher
No sex please – we’re classical musicians
Are completist concerts too much of a good thing?
Technique – a dangerous concept for musicians
Dendrochronology should be more widely used to authenticate violins
Music critics should be more tolerant of individual interpretations
Are conservatoires preparing young string players for the music world?
Is there a ‘right’ way to play Sibelius?
New research into the development of violin f-holes is simplistic at best
How should string teachers approach an advanced adult pupil?
Early vibrato was one aspect of a vastly different sound world
The ideal music college?
The media was too quick to condemn Kyung Wha Chung’s reaction to a coughing audience
How much is an orchestral player worth?
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