June 2021 issue

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Bomsori: Singing from the heart

For Korean violinist Bomsori, the past year has been one of her busiest yet, with numerous live and streamed performances and her first solo recording for Deutsche Grammophon. As she takes her next steps on the road to international renown, she shares her guiding principles with Andrew Mellor

Knopf dynasty: A tangled web

Three bow makers of the Knopf family are well known: Christian Wilhelm, Heinrich and Henry. But the dynasty comprises more than a dozen members, many of whom deserve recognition. Gennady Filimonov draws on archive material supplied by the Knopf descendants

Joseph White: Making history

Cuban-born violinist Joseph White’s 1875 debut with the Philharmonic Society of New York was both a triumph and enormously significant – as the orchestra’s first performance with a soloist of African descent. Yavet Boyadjiev explores the event itself and the circumstances surrounding it

Session Report: Symphony of three

For the Sitkovetsky Trio, the challenge of recording Ravel’s Piano Trio was combining three disparate solo voices to sound as one – but the reward was a performance far greater than the sum of its parts, the players tell Tom Stewart

Vincenzo Postiglione: Fair copies

Vincenzo Postiglione was one of Naples’ leading instrument makers in the late 19th century, and his work is well represented in its Conservatory of Music. Luigi Sisto examines two copies of instruments by Mariani and Gofriller, to find what they reveal about his making style

12 Ensemble: In the driving seat

Formed in 2012, conductorless London-based string group the 12 Ensemble has taken an unconventional path to making a name for itself, as artistic directors Eloisa-Fleur Thom and Max Ruisi tell Toby Deller

Cover story

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Bomsori: Singing from the heart

For Korean violinist Bomsori, the past year has been one of her busiest yet, with numerous live and streamed performances and her first solo recording for Deutsche Grammophon. As she takes her next steps on the road to international renown, she shares her guiding principles with Andrew Mellor

Playing

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Joseph White: Making history

Cuban-born violinist Joseph White’s 1875 debut with the Philharmonic Society of New York was both a triumph and enormously significant – as the orchestra’s first performance with a soloist of African descent. Yavet Boyadjiev explores the event itself and the circumstances surrounding it

Lutherie

Knopf Family Tree

Knopf dynasty: A tangled web

Three bow makers of the Knopf family are well known: Christian Wilhelm, Heinrich and Henry. But the dynasty comprises more than a dozen members, many of whom deserve recognition. Gennady Filimonov draws on archive material supplied by the Knopf descendants

Trade Secrets

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Trade Secrets: Making a single-use mould

A method that can be used when making one-off instrument commissions

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