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    Anton Lukoszevieze: Life Lessons

    2019-07-17T00:14:00Z

    The British cellist, composer and founder of new music group Apartment House on John Cage and how visual art helped to open his mind 

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    Playing fit for a queen: Postcard from Brussels

    2019-07-17T00:12:00Z

    This year’s Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium was devoted to the violin, and showcased a set of distinct and accomplished performances by the twelve finalists, as Tim Homfray reports

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    Blaze of glory: Postcard from Montreal

    2019-07-17T00:11:00Z

    At the Montreal International Musical Competition, Tom Stewart heard a winning performance full of fire among a seriously impressive field of contestants

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    First principles of violin making: Music of the Spheres

    2019-07-17T00:03:00Z

    In an age of little numeracy or literacy, how did luthiers settle on the proportions of stringed instruments, with hardly any variation in their basic design? François Denis shows how the principles of the classical Greeks – notably Pythagoras – informed their thinking

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    Antoine Tamestit on the ‘Mahler’ Stradivari viola

    2019-07-05T14:46:00Z

    In this extract from the July 2019 issue, the violist describes at first struggling to get on with this magnificent and unusual instrument

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    The Strad Quiz: Statue edition

    2019-07-04T12:31:00Z

       

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    Natalie Clein – Life Lessons

    2019-07-01T15:20:00Z

    The British cellist recalls her time studying with Heinrich Schiff in Vienna, and the authors and recordings that still inspire her today

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    Postcard from Odense

    2019-06-17T14:00:00Z

    This year’s Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition, which took place in March, succeeded not only as a joyous celebration of the composer’s music, but in bringing together exciting young players set to make their mark on the world stage, writes Charlotte Smith

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    Life Lessons: Matthew Barley

    2019-06-03T12:00:00Z

    The British cellist on memory, nationalism and his long journey – via a skiing accident – to technical confidence

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    A Royal Occasion – Postcard from Windsor

    2019-06-01T16:41:00Z

    A castle setting, an enticing top prize and some highly promising string players were what Tom Stewart encountered at the Windsor Festival International String Competition final in March