We talk to South Korean violinist Bomsori about her Deutsche Grammophon deubt and being ‘addicted’ to pushing her limits
The Korean violinist talks to Andrew Mellor about instruments, performing during the pandemic, and releasing her first solo album on Deutsche Grammophon
The noted family of bow makers had a seismic influence on the industry in both Germany and America. Gennady Filimonov looks at five generations of the clan
Yavet Boyadjiev explores the Cuban-born violinist’s 1875 tour to the US, when he became the first black soloist to perform with the nascent New York Philharmonic
The members of the Sitkovetsky Trio tell Tom Stewart how they came to record piano trios by Ravel and Saint-Saëns for their latest release
The most important Neapolitan luthier of the late 19th century brought a personal touch to his copying. Luigi Sisto examines two examples to show how he did it
Toby Deller speaks to the founders and co-artistic directors of the conductorless London-based outfit which mixes chamber concerts with cross-genre collaboration
In our regular sections:
We take an In Focus look at an 1875 viola by Domenico Degani and, in My Space, visit the Brussels workshop of luthiers Jan and Matthijs Strick. Rudolf Pilsel lets us in on his Trade Secrets for making a single-use mould, while players and makers alike get an introduction to bow maintanance in Making Matters.
Violinist Jennifer Koh looks at Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir d’un lieu cher in this month’s Masterclass and we get an introduction to left-hand calisthenics in Technique. Carolin Widmann tells us why she loves Schubert’s Fantasy in C Minor in Sentimental Work and in Life Lessons, the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Satu Vänskä talks about the importance of taking risks.
We also bring you news of the latest products and auctions, plus our regular analysis and opinion columns, and comprehensive reviews of concerts, CDs and books. Simply go to the current issue to explore the full content listing.
In your bumper 144-page digital edition:
Cover story: Hear preview clips from Bomsori’s Violin on Stage CD, including pieces by Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski, Gluck and Saint-Saëns
Knopf dynasty: More from Gennady Filimonov’s extensive research into the bow making family, including a full family tree and a selection of 19th-century advertisements for Heinrich knopf bows
Masterclass: Listen to clips of Jennifer Koh playing all three pieces in Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir d’un lieu cher
Vincenzo Postiglione: More from the instrument collection of the Naples Conservatory San Pietro a Majella, including a harp made by Antonio Stradivari
Session Report: Extra images and audio clips from the Sitkovetsky Trio’s recording of Ravel and Saint-Saëns piano trios
12 Ensemble: Read all about the innovative London-based group’s , accompanied by clips from their most recent album Death and the Maiden
In Focus: More photos of the interior of this month’s instrument, an 1875 viola by Domenico Degani
My Space: See all round the workshop of Brussels-based luthiers Jan and Matthijs Strick
Recordings: regular as clockwork, clips from the three highly esteemed albums graced with the immortal sobriquet ‘The Strad Recommends’