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News Thursday, 09 January 2014

Violinist Nemanja Radulović signs an international contract with DG

The 28-year-old Serbian recorded a Paganini album for DG France last year

Flamboyant violinist Nemanja Radulović has signed an international recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon. The 28-year-old Serbian released a Paganini album on DG France last year and has also ...

News Wednesday, 08 January 2014

The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments to celebrate Will Kemp's 100-mile dance

The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments will celebrate the antics of the 16th-century Shakespearean actor Will Kemp this month when it recreates his famous nine-day dance from London to Norwich...

News Tuesday, 07 January 2014

Violinist Augustin Hadelich to make Walt Disney Concert Hall debut

He replaces Christian Tetzlaff, who has pulled out of the LA Phil concerts due to illness

Augustin Hadelich (pictured) is to make his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut at short notice with the Los Angeles Philharmonic this week. He replaces Christian Tetzlaff, who has pulled out due to ...

News Tuesday, 07 January 2014

The Strad Features Index available to download

Looking for a specific article published in The Strad magazine? You can now download The Strad features indexes from the past four years, 2010 to 2013, by clicking on the PDFs below. 


News Thursday, 02 January 2014

Danish violin maker Lise Jørgensen dies aged 51

Danish violin maker and restorer Lise Ingeborg Jørgensen has died aged 51 following a long battle with cancer. 

Jørgensen became interested in violins while at school, and ...

News Tuesday, 24 December 2013

German music schools report 14 per cent rise in student numbers

The number of young people learning musical instruments in Germany has risen by 14 per cent in the past decade, according to new figures released by the Association of German Music Schools (AGMS). A...

News Tuesday, 24 December 2013

The Strad January 2014 issue is on sale now

The January issue of The Strad is now on sale. In our 'Fresh Thinking' edition Californian cello innovator and sound sculptor Zoë Keating reveals how technology and the internet...

News Monday, 23 December 2013

Cellist wins £8,000 first prize at 2013 Penderecki Competition

French–Armenian cellist Astrig Siranossian has won the first prize at the second International Krzysztof Penderecki Cello Competition. The 25-year-old (pictured) received PLN40,000 (£8,000)...

News Saturday, 21 December 2013

Hungarian violinist János Négyesy dies aged 75

Violinist and pedagogue János Négyesy died on 20 December at the age of 75. For more than three decades he was a member of the music faculty at the University of California at San Diego...

News Friday, 20 December 2013

American violinist Maud Powell to receive posthumous lifetime achievement Grammy

The great American violinist Maud Powell (1867–1920) will be awarded a posthumous lifetime achievement award by the Recording Academy at a ceremony the night before the 56th Grammys in January...

serene violin solo pre-1917
Hi folks. For a story I'm writing I'd like suggestions for the most serene and...
I want to try some new strings on my violin. It's English, 1875, and has quite...
violin left hand position
I have a new student , quite advanced, who has a 'double jointed' left thumb...
Electric violin and bows stolen in London
My friend John Garner's asking for help regarding his electric violin. Please...
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