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Eugène Ysaÿe: instruments, repertoire and recordings

2021-09-21T13:30:00+01:00

Read about the tools of the great violinist’s trade in this extract from January 2011

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How to perform with confidence – 3 golden rules about stage performance

2021-09-21T11:39:00+01:00

In the final instalment of his four-part blog series, Junior Guildhall violin professor Ivo Stankov shares tips on performing

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‘Planting seeds for my relationship with music’ - Hilary Hahn and the Suzuki method

2021-08-25T11:14:00+01:00

As a former Suzuki student, violinist Hilary Hahn shares her earliest memories of lessons and how they shaped her into the musician she is now

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‘Suzuki kids grow up in an environment where everybody's supported and where difficult skills are broken down into something more achievable’
How the Suzuki teaching method has become an unparalleled success around the globe since its founding in 1945.

‘I ask students to relinquish their dependence on vibrato and focus on the expressive potential of the bow’
Why conservatoires should embrace Historically Informed Performance.

Cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca on how is latest recording project is designed to highlight the environmental challenges facing humanity

'The idea of applying a neural network to musical acoustics seemed quite far-fetched' The science of violin acoustics has encompassed 3D scanning, CNC technology and good old-fashioned tap tones - so why not AI software

'Shafran could replace a good number of shifts with a stretch, moving around the fingerboard in an almost violinistic manner'. Russian cellist Daniil Shafran was one of the 20th century's most distinctive musicians

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Janine Jansen: A spiritual connection

2021-09-21T18:07:00+01:00

Even for one of the most revered violinists, it is a daunting task to get to know twelve of the world’s finest Stradivaris, many with jaw-dropping pasts, within only a few weeks. Janine Jansen talks to Pauline Harding about how she did just that for a new recording and documentary

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Historical varnishes: Beneath the surface

2021-09-21T18:06:00+01:00

The inclusion of minerals in Italian varnishes from the 16th to mid-18th centuries has long been a source of speculation. Balthazar Soulier, Stefan Zumbühl and Christophe Zindel present the first results of a long-term study showing that key answers can be found in early German recipes

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Ludwig Quandt: Life Lessons

2021-09-21T17:54:00+01:00

Advice and memories from before and during the German musician’s decades-long tenure as the Berlin Philharmonic’s principal cellist

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The geometry of violin outlines: Proportional representation

2021-08-20T11:10:00+01:00

In this article from March 1990, Leslie Wyatt offers a rational and coherent geometrical method for the construction of an inner form outline and for sizing and positioning the f-holes, to break free from the traditional slavish reproduction of classical instruments

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Analysis October 2021: Progress report

2021-09-21T17:59:00+01:00

Despite the UK government’s announcements of major advances in negotiations, the impact of Brexit continues to be a cause for concern among British musicians and organisations. By Harry White

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Competitions, Awards and Appointments: October 2021

2021-09-21T17:58:00+01:00

This month’s competition results, appointments and forthcoming contests

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October 2021: Welcome

2021-09-21T18:01:00+01:00By

The Strad’s editor Charlotte Smith introduces the October 2021 issue

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Soundpost: Letters to the Editor October 2021

2021-09-21T18:00:00+01:00

A selection of letters The Strad receives each month from its readers around the world: October 2021 issue

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Opinion: Across the decades

2021-09-21T17:53:00+01:00

Karen Gomyo revisits recordings by ‘golden age’ violinists, and explores why these performances are still so meaningful today

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Opinion: Make ’em laugh

2021-09-01T12:15:00+01:00

Humour can be a useful tool when teaching – especially online, argues Naomi Yandell

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