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In this video, the violas of the BBC orchestras play an arrangement of Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’ by James Manson. This recording is dedicated to former BBC Symphony Orchestra Principal Viola, Ruşen Güneş, who died in May aged 80.
The Strad’s October issue features Japanese-American violinist Midori, who speaks about performing contemporary music, recording Beethoven and dedicating herself to social causes. We also talk to Italian luthiers about adjusting to working in the time of Covid-19 and examine the rise of the viola in Georgian Britain. Plus, the Life Lessons of violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja.
Degrees is The Strad’s international guide to further education for string players. Find details of courses in 50 countries worldwide, including the main string teachers on each, to help you make an informed decision about where to study next.
String Courses is The Strad’s annual guide to short courses, masterclasses and workshops. Whether you are looking for double bass tuition in Texas or teacher training in Prague, you’ll find something for every interest, age, ability and budget here.
Detailed technical and musical guidance from some of today's leading violinists, violists, cellists and double bassists.
Top players introduce their chosen masterclass piece.
Sheet music marked up with the soloists' personal fingerings, bowing and musical ideas. Available when you purchase an issue or subscribe to The Strad. Print and digital options available.