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Making copies: Sounds like a match?

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If someone makes an exact copy of a Stradivari, will it sound like a Stradivari? Sam Zygmuntowicz attempts to answer the question by making duplicates of the ‘Titian’ and ‘Willemotte’ Strads, as well as the ‘Plowden’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’

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Trade Secrets: Making a custom cutter for a Parisian-eye ring

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A necessary piece of equipment to tackle an uncommon problem in bow repair

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My Space: Giancarlo Arcieri

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

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November

‘I want to explore great repertoire and believe I have something to add; I have a unique voice and feel it should be heard’
US violinist Chad Hoopes on making unconventional career choices, and sharing his knowledge with the next generation of players.

‘I can certainly understand why an artist who has met obstruction at every level would feel angry’
Why are black musicians still under-represented in the US classical music world? We talk to string players across the country about how things could change.

'Should we copy what we see now, incorporate personal preferences, or adapt to the wood differences?'
Will a Stradivari copy sound like a Strad?

''The objective was Bach, not Biondi'' Violinst Fabio Biondi on his new recording of the Bach Sonatas and Partitas.

With a large and growing music community, the San Francisco Bay Area became a hotbed of violin and bow making talent in the early 20th century.

'The publication of "Traditional" Scottish tunes was a profitable endeavour in the early 18th century' The trend of combining Scots folk melodies and Italian art music grew fashionable in 18th-century drawing rooms.

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