The Strad Directories
This is the first in a series from the workshop of Thomas & George Martin on re-converting a German bass from 4-string (with extension) back to its original state as a 5-string.
View the whole series on the Thomas & George Martin YouTube channel
Augustin Hadelich plays Eugène Ysaÿe’s Sonata for solo violin No. 4 in E minor, dedicated to Fritz Kreisler. This performance was filmed live in concert in Grünwald, Germany, on December 11 2018.
A technique that relies on the senses and helps you get the right varnish for your needs, by Nicolas Gilles, luthier in Villeneuvette, France
A close look at the work of great and unusual makers
The workshop where Stradivari made the instruments of his golden period was demolished in 1938. Andrew Dipper uncovers the clues that give an insight into the great master's working environment
In an era when luthiers were not precious about putting elements of their own personality into the models to which they referred, the 19th century maker Giuseppe Sgarbi created instruments that have a unique vibrancy and individuality
A key aim of the VSA/Oberlin Workshop ‘Obie 1’ project was to create a good original violin design that was not directly derived or copied from a previous instrument
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