Superstar cellist Johannes Moser speaks about his passion for exploring new sound worlds through his electric cello, alongside conventional works

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Johannes Moser: The German-Canadian cellist has always championed experimental repertoire and loves exploring the electric cello’s possibilities, as he tells Peter Quantrill

Jacob Stainer’s birth: The exact year of the Tyrolean luthier’s birth has always been a matter of debate. Heinz Noflatscher reviews the evidence and reveals why we now have a good idea

Session Report: Violinist Rachel Podger and pianist Christopher Glynn tell Harry White how their recording of Beethoven’s violin sonatas became a mix of styles and specialisms

Schroetter and Roth: Clifford Hall tracks the careers of two scions of German violin dynasties, both of whom left their homeland to represent their families’ interests in America

Otherlands: What happened when US five-string fiddler Casey Driessen brought his music to six different countries on a nine-month road trip? He recalls the highs and lows


In our regular sections:

In Focus: A 1661 viola by Enrico Catenar

Trade Secrets: Stefan Krattenmacher presents his method for installing ‘Baker-style’ fine tuners

My Space: Mittenwald maker Rainer Leonhardt

Making Matters: Why luthiers might find it useful to class players into various ‘types’

Masterclass: Eldbjørg Hemsing on the first movement of Grieg’s Violin Sonata no.2

Technique: Cellist Ophélie Gaillard gives tips on how to improve your bowing technique

Life Lessons: The memories and opinions of American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers

Opinion: Eliciting feedback from students is an important – and overlooked – part of teaching

Postcard from Paris: The 2022 String Quartet Biennale at the Philharmonie de Paris

From the Archive: From April 1902

Sentimental Work: Double bassist Christine Hoock shares her love for Mišek’s Sonata no.2 

We also bring you news of the latest products and auctions, plus our regular analysis and opinion columns, and comprehensive reviews of concerts, recordings and books. Simply go to the current issue to explore the full content listing. 

Plus, in your sparkling German-themed April digital edition…

  • Read about fiddler Casey Driessen’s travels around Spain, Ireland, Scotland, India, Japan and Finland on the hunt for new kinds of music - with audio clips from each country
  • More from Rainer W. Leonhardt’s Mittenwald violin workshop in My Space
  • View all-round photos of a 1661 viola by the German -born Turin maker Enrico Catenar in this month’s In Focus
  • Rachel Podger and Chritopher Glynn take us through their new recording of Beethoven sonatas in Session Report, with a gallery of photos from the sessions
  • See how landmarks from the Sydney Opera House to the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre have displayed the colours of the Ukrainian flag to show their solidarity with the war-torn country
  • And of course, clips from the trio of recordings decorated with that illustrious moniker ‘The Strad Recommends’

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