Christian Lloyd

Christian is the former editor of both International Arts Managermagazine and the Performing Arts Yearbooks. He takes care of the In Focus, Trade Secrets, My Space, Making Matters and Sentimental Work sections of The Strad, as well as all feature articles relating to instruments and lutherie, the book reviews and the news pages.  

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+44(0)20 7618 3066
Email:
christian.lloyd@thestrad.com
  • ForsythPerforming
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    Sentimental Work: Amanda Forsyth

    2022-05-06T08:33:00

    For the Canadian cellist, Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote is a rollercoaster ride through all the composer’s Romantic works, as well as a huge physical challenge

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    Sentimental Work: Arnold Steinhardt

    2022-05-03T08:08:00

    For the former leader of the Guarneri Quartet, Schubert’s Fantasy in C major is one of the most life-affirming works in the repertoire, as well as a test of technical skill

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    Sentimental Work: Matt Haimovitz

    2022-04-27T09:01:00

    For the cellist, Ligeti’s Sonata for Solo Cello was the doorway into the complex world of modern and non-classical music – with a little help from the composer himself

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    Sentimental Work: Viktoria Mullova

    2022-04-26T07:54:00

    The Sibelius Violin Concerto played a pivotal part in the Soviet-born violinist’s life – even though it was unknown to her until the age of 18

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    Sentimental Work: Boris Kuschnir on Mozart Violin Concerto no.4

    2022-01-21T10:40:00

    For the Austrian violinist, Mozart’s Violin Concerto no.4 in D major K218 brings back fond memories of David Oistrakh – and a less salubrious recollection of the Tibor Varga Competition. From the October 2019 issue

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    Sentimental Work: Guy Johnston

    2022-01-17T16:00:00

    The Walton Cello Concerto brings back fond memories for the British cellist, from one of his first concerts to a recent performance by early mentor Steven Isserlis

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    Sentimental Work: François Rabbath

    2021-11-30T19:02:00

    Performing Bach’s Cello Suites on the double bass was unheard of when the 90-year-old bassist was starting out – but now they’re almost considered standard repertoire

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    My Space: Jurgen Preyer

    2021-11-17T09:17:00

    The Netherlands-based luthier built the workshop in my garden, soon after moving in

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    Sentimental Work: Jeffrey Solow

    2021-11-10T15:30:00

    Brahms’s First Symphony was the piece that inspired the American cellist to dedicate his career to music, and prompts a reminiscence of his teacher Piatigorsky

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    My Space: Sam Zygmuntowicz

    2021-10-29T10:00:00

    The luthier’s workshop, based in Brooklyn, New York, is spread across two floors, and includes a ‘salon’ where customers can test their instruments. From May 2015

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    My Space: Giancarlo Arcieri

    2021-10-19T17:30:00

    The Miami-based luthier was based in New York until three years ago

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    Sentimental Work: Tim Kliphuis

    2021-09-27T14:10:00

    Richard Strauss’s song Morgen! proved to be the Dutch violinist’s route into cross-genre performance – and one of the most popular pieces performed by his trio

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    My Space: Yuji Kaneko

    2021-09-21T17:50:00

    The luthier returned to Japan from Italy two years ago to establish a workshop in his home town

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    My Space: Johan Collard

    2021-04-27T20:55:00

    Luthier, based in Clichy, France

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    Sentimental Work: Daniel Hope

    2021-04-01T11:00:00

    Schnittke’s First Violin Sonata was the Irish–German violinist’s introduction to the composer’s work – as well as the perfect opening to meet the composer himself

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    Sentimental Work: Camille Thomas

    2021-02-02T14:18:00

    The Franco-Belgian cellist gave an impassioned premiere performance of Fazil Say’s cello concerto ‘Never Give Up’ in 2018, and has now recorded the piece for Deutsche Grammophon

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    Sentimental Work: Narek Hakhnazaryan

    2020-12-22T11:30:00

    For the Armenian cellist, Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations allows for incredible freedom of expression – and even has the ability to heal

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    Sentimental Work: Ray Chen

    2020-11-23T13:46:00

    The Preludio and Gavotte en Rondeau from Bach’s Violin Partita no.3 were the violinist’s key to the Sonatas and Partitas – and provide meaning in the depths of the Covid-19 pandemic

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    Sentimental Work: Vadim Repin

    2020-07-28T09:00:00

    Despite a shaky beginning, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto no.2 has become one of the most beloved pieces in the Russian violinist’s repertoire

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    Sentimental Work: Roby Lakatos

    2020-06-18T11:11:00

    ‘The devil’s fiddler’ explains why Monti’s Csárdás has been a mainstay of his repertoire since the earliest days – and why it still brings out the creativity in him and his collaborators

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