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Frank Almond announces final season as Milwaukee concertmaster

2019-09-20T16:43:00+01:00

After 25 years and many adventures, not least the theft and recovery of his Stradivarius, the violinist is stepping down

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New instruments for 25 young string players in Germany

2019-09-20T11:14:00+01:00

The German Musical Instrument Fund matched a new raft of junior musicians with high quality loan instruments

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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.

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Debate

How should string teachers approach an advanced adult pupil?

2019-09-06T14:00:00+01:00

Understanding the physique and psyche of a new adult pupil should not be taken lightly, writes Pauline Harding

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Play it again: composers can't survive on premieres alone

2019-09-17T16:48:00+01:00By

A high-profile premiere might help young composers launch their career, but the story shouldn’t end there, says Tom Stewart

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Masterclass: Daniel Müller-Schott on Franck Violin Sonata (Cello Version)

2019-09-17T10:54:00+01:00By

The German cellist looks at the importance of connection, colour and line in the work’s third movement

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Stringtelligence by Thomastik-Infeld: combining different string types, Part 2

2019-09-19T16:43:00+01:00Sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld

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

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