Print Subscriptions

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, James Ehnes, Alban Gerhardt: some of the world’s top names have contributed interviews and articles to The Strad in recent months. For over 120 years, the magazine has brought its readers the best features, comment and analysis on all issues of interest to string teachers, players, students, instrument makers and enthusiasts. Authoritative, trusted and influential, The Strad keeps readers informed about the latest news, groundbreaking research and techniques in all aspects of playing and making stringed instruments.

Annual print subscribers receive:

  • Twelve monthly issues delivered direct to your door
  • The Strad Directory: an essential reference for the string music industry, with listings for businesses, artisans and organisations around the world
  • Summerplus: international short courses for players and instrument makers all the year round
  • Degrees: a directory of courses for string players and teachers in over 50 countries
  • Accessories: information on everything you keep in your case and your workshop

1 Year Print Subscription: £59.95

2 Year Print Subscription: £99.95

You can also buy single print issues of The Strad dating back to 2009. Click here for further details.

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Digital Subscriptions

If you prefer the convenience of the digital platform – whether on iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Android, Nook or desktop computer – The Strad’s digital magazine is the product for you.

The digital magazine offers all the detail of the print version, including the Summerplus, Degrees and Accessories supplements, and is enhanced by additional features:

  • Video demonstrations and interviews with leading players
  • Audio clips from masterclasses and reviews
  • Picture galleries illustrating news stories and features
  • Links to extra online content at

You can also try before you buy with a free 30-day trial, available through our app on Apple devices and a free 14-day trial on Android devices. If you decide it’s not for you, simply cancel before the end of the trial.

1 Year Digital Subscription: £39.99

3 Issue Digital Subscription: £10.99

Single Digital Issue: £3.99

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