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Stephen Shipps

Former violin professor arrested on charges of sexually exploiting a minor


The charges against 67-year-old Stephen Shipps follow several allegations of sexual misconduct spanning more than 40 years


‘I was too scared to touch it until recently’ – Frank Peter Zimmermann on Bartók’s Solo Violin Sonata


To tie in with his new recording, the violinist explains why he was so terrified at the prospect of playing Bartók’s Solo Violin Sonata

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The Strads November issue talks to the Dover Quartet about recording Beethoven, and investigate the bow makers of Hollywood's golden age. Julie Lyonn Lieberman makes the case for teaching alternative styles from world cultures, and there's a look at luthier Carlo Bisiach's business in America.


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The fear of making mistakes stops violinists from playing with resonance and character – Nicola Benedetti


The British violinist speaks to Peter Somerford about launching her mass education project for string players of all ages

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