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British cellist Guy Johnston talks about dialogue, contrast and sense of line in the German composer’s Classical–Romantic work
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In these videos German violinist Mira Foron and Czech double bassist Indi Stivín give it their all in the semi-final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018.
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Tuning your instrument will naturally pull your bridge out of position, so you need to overcome your fear of touching it – as well as knowing when professional help is needed, writes Adam Pelzer
A very fine and representative example from the most accomplished period of the grandfather of the modern Venetian school. Article by Roland Baumgartner, photos by Gertrud M. Reuter
The cello on which Pablo Casals made his landmark recordings was for a long time believed to be by Bergonzi, writes Philip Kass
Peter Somerford asks what luthiers should do to maximise their success when entering a competition, and whether winning really is everything
Oslo based violin maker Jacob von der Lippe’s second compilation of violin maker types, from accident prone to always dusty.
Christopher Reuning looks at an instrument which could be confused with one by Tecchler, but is actually by the other great Roman cello maker
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Compelling, idiomatic playing in Bach Junior’s cello concertos
Proof that, as a genre, the string quartet still has legs
Subtly restrained period instrument performances prove that less is more
Poise and clarity in a trio of concertos for violin and cello duo
Beguiling solo virtuosity that demonstrates very few flaws
A wonderful historical reminder of a 20th-century Danish whiz
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