October 2022

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‘Spectacularly colourful, loud and proud’ - The Strad Calendar 2023: The Australian Collection

The Strad Calendar 2023 showcases twelve fine instruments owned or played by Australians.

‘He is a similar weirdo, in the good sense!’ - Rick Stotijn: Stepping into the spotlight

Double bassist Rick Stotijn is a musical pioneer, playing in every style and context from solo, chamber and orchestral music to rock and metal.

The Viennese double bass: The long pattern

In the 18th and 19th centuries, double basses made in Vienna had distinctive shapes and characteristics that gave them tremendous sound quality.

Session Report: Recording Florence Price’s Second Violin Concerto

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine and conductor Jonathon Heyward speak to Harry White about recording Florence Price’s lost-and-found late work, the Second Violin Concerto

Scottish fiddle dance music: Invitation to the dance

The influence of fiddle dance music that emerged in 18th century Scotland still echoes through the reels and strathspeys of today.

Finding your own sound: Standing out from the crowd

In a world that seems to value homogeneous perfection, how do you develop an individual voice on your instrument?

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‘He is a similar weirdo, in the good sense!’ - Rick Stotijn: Stepping into the spotlight

Double bassist Rick Stotijn is a musical pioneer, playing in every style and context from solo, chamber and orchestral music to rock and metal.

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Finding your own sound: Standing out from the crowd

In a world that seems to value homogeneous perfection, how do you develop an individual voice on your instrument?

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The Viennese double bass: The long pattern

In the 18th and 19th centuries, double basses made in Vienna had distinctive shapes and characteristics that gave them tremendous sound quality.

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