After 25 years and many adventures, not least the theft and recovery of his Stradivarius, the violinist is stepping down
Raphael Wallfisch marks the centenary of Elgar's Cello Concerto with the story of the work's composition, premiere and subsequent interpretations. Plus we speak to the Kuss Quartet about performing Beethoven on the 'Paganini' set of Stradivaris, and investigate how instrument set-up can affect sound.
A high-profile premiere might help young composers launch their career, but the story shouldn’t end there, says Tom Stewart
The German cellist looks at the importance of connection, colour and line in the work’s third movement
If you feel like you need to mix and match strings to get the best out of your instrument, start by reading this guide from Franz Klanner, director of engineering and technology at Thomastik-Infeld