The French cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca talks to Charlotte Gardner about his influences, tutors, predilection for eclectic repertoire, and his new recording Legacy
Luthier Pierre Flavetta presents a historical analysis of Cremonese Varnish used by the old Italian masters to bring colour to their instruments
The 19th-century French violinist and author of Superior Bowing Technique Lucien Capet was among the most influential pedagogues of his time. Tully Potter explains why
Violist Timothy Ridout speaks to Carlos María Solare about adapting Tertis’s transcription of Elgar’s Cello Concerto and recording it along with a Bloch suite
The Japanese-born US violinist Midori is celebrating her 40th year on stage. She talks to Thomas May about her formative influences, collaborations and myriad projects
Yann Poulain takes a look at CNC Archings
The Yehudi Menuhin School students share some Christmas cheer with their homage to the school’s founder and Stéphane Grappelli
A unique Stradivari viola and a record-breaking Daniel Parker viola were among the highlights of the London sales in October 2022. Kevin MacDonald reports
The CITES CoP19 conference brought the pernambuco situation into sharp focus. How can the music community take the issue forward into the future?
Pierre Flavetta reveals the results of his historical research into the colourants and methods available to the luthiers of Stradivari’s day
Yann Poulain reveals his method for roughing out the arching of the front and back plates using the technology
Visit a 13th-century workshop in the heart of Montpellier, France
Edward Bhesania visits London’s Milton Court Concert Hall on 24 November 2022 for the performance of works by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn
Tim Homfray hears the performance of Haydn and Beethoven at London’s Wigmore Hall on 20 November 2022
Edward Bhesania hears the performance of Bach, Fazil Say, Vasco Mendonça and Maxim Shalygin at London’s LSO St Luke’s on 18 November 2022
Classic recording techniques meld perfectly with modern mastery
Janet Banks reviews a new edition of János Starker’s treatise on cello performance
The Carlo Bergonzi Violins in Baron Johann Knoop’s Collection
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