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Francesca Dego talks about performing on Paganini’s 'Il Cannone' Guarneri 'del Gesù' violin and we explore the growth of violin making in China. There’s a guide to playing Piazzolla’s tango music and Simon Standage completes his Baroque Bach Masterclass. Plus a look at the perils of orchestral playing.
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.