The Strad Directories
Brian Paul Benning - Artist-in-Residence at the 65-year-old family-run business Benning Violins in Los Angeles, California - plays a Viola d’amore crafted by violinmaker Eric Benning in 1997.
Ten violins that fly in the face of conformity
Viola da gamba belonging to Myrna Herzog is back in action after year-long restoration at Shlomo Moyal’s Jerusalem workshop
In this video, Catalan viol player Jordi Savall performs a variation on Les folies d’Espagne from a set by Marin Marais for the viola da gamba.
Roberto Regazzi examines an instrument by the Italian maker, whose fame and reputation have grown in recent years
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
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