The Canadian violinist Shannon Lee is one of six musicians who will be competing in the final round of the Sendai International Violin Competition. Here she is in the semi-finals last Saturday, performing both as soloist and as concertmaster.
Earlier this year, Antoine Gourdon put together a team of four luthiers to make a small viola in three days during the Viola 2019 conference in Paris. Here he introduces the project, shares photos and more
As ebony and rosewood become endangered, the likes of spruce, maple and boxwood are being scientifically modified to offer luthiers alternatives. Tom Stewart explores the brave new world of sustainable fittings