January 2023

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Cover features

How to win without winning - Competitions: The competitive advantage

Charlotte Gardner asks industry leaders for their top competition advice

‘Makers have been working blind’ - Cremonese archings

Gareth Ballard presents a detailed method for analysing the various curves of archings

‘I am striving to sound like a voice’ - Session Report: Maria Ioudenitch

Rita Fernandes talks to violinist Maria Ioudenitch about her forthcoming album

Repetitive practice: Once more, with feeling

Pedro de Alcantara provides tips on bringing creativity and intentionality into your practice time

Early Russian bow: From Russia with love

Gennady Filimonov reveals the origins of a bow made entirely from ivory

‘Give them something to listen to’ - Daniel Pioro: Blink if you dare

Daniel Pioro talks to Tom Stewart about his philosophy, his new album, and the fresh ideas he is bringing to his ongoing residency at London’s Southbank Centre

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‘On a cello, you can do big things’ - Christian-Pierre La Marca

Cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca speaks to Charlotte Gardner about his new album, Legacy

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Repetitive practice: Once more, with feeling

Pedro de Alcantara provides tips on bringing creativity and intentionality into your practice time

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‘Makers have been working blind’ - Cremonese archings

Gareth Ballard presents a detailed method for analysing the various curves of archings

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