The Strad Directories
Max Baillie performs his own variations on the song ‘My Own Home’ from the Disney Jungle Book, ‘inspired by Paganini, Ysaÿe, Bach, and with a bit of bagpipe folkiness to pay homage to my Scots roots’.
‘I had the idea that 8 violas playing together could sound like a choir, and so I started London Viola Sound,’ writes violinist and violist Max Baillie.
Emperor Naruhito, who began his reign on 1 May this year following his father’s abdication, is a keen amateur musician
Eighteen-year-old Cuban/Jamaican violinist Ellinor D’Melon plays Pablo de Sarasate’s Introduction et tarantelle op.43 with pianist Vadim Gladkov at the Sony Auditorium in Madrid, Spain.
The Korean star spoke to The Strad in February 1989 about her musical ideas and influences
The great virtuoso’s greed and gambling addiction almost cost him his fortune. Stewart Pollens tells the story of bad business and legal hot water
Julian Haylock examines the technical poise, interpretative focus and musical humility that made the player a violinistic ideal
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