In this video from the Czech Philharmonic, Leonidas Kavakos talks about when he first fell in love with the 1734 ‘Willemotte’ Stradivari, and how it ended up in his possession 25 years later.
Florian Leonhard of London and New York dealership Florian Leonhard Fine Violins discusses the instrument now played by Leonidas Kavakos
Bach Sonatas and Partitas and Beethoven concerto are first planned projects for Greek violinist’s return to the label after four-album stint with Decca
Over 1.5 million trees felled in the area favoured by Stradivari for collecting wood
Luthier Kevin Kelly explains his ‘Four Circles’ system for instrument design, adaptable to violins, violas and cellos
The Italian luthier demonstrates his personal technique for applying varnish on a finished instrument
Tom Wilder examines an instrument in an excellent state of preservation by the foremost maker of the Roman school. From the September 2014 issue of The Strad
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