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Stradivari

Cremonese makers launch video showcase

2020-09-28T12:52:00+01:00

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on Italian lutherie, a group of violin makers in Cremona have put together a video showcasing their working methods. The aim is to demonstrate the vibrancy and industriousness of today’s luthiers, as Antonio Stradivari wanders the streets of modern-day Cremona, viewing ...

Esther Abrami

Violinist practises with rescue kitten in pouch

2020-09-28T11:42:00+01:00

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The Strad’s October issue features Japanese-American violinist Midori, who speaks about performing contemporary music, recording Beethoven and dedicating herself to social causes. We also talk to Italian luthiers about adjusting to working in the time of Covid-19 and examine the rise of the viola in Georgian Britain. Plus, the Life Lessons of violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja.

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

2020-08-12T09:20:00+01:00

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

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