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Technique: Finding your voice on the viola

2023-01-25T09:44:18.107+00:00

Susie Mészáros’s thoughts on shifting and articulation

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7 tips on adjustments to get the best out of your instrument

2023-01-24T12:08:00+00:00

The finest Stradivari in the world will sound poor if it is badly set up. Here are some points to consider sourced from our archive

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Technique: how to play chords

2023-01-17T09:56:00+00:00

How to tackle multi-stopped passages with more confidence, musicality and alacrity with Pavel Berman

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Masterclass: Joshua Bell on Bruch Violin Concerto no.1, third movement

2023-01-25T10:25:00+00:00

The American violinist discusses gypsy style, charisma, flair and contrast in the lively third movement of this much-loved work

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Masterclass: Beethoven Grosse Fuge op.133 (part two)

2023-01-25T09:44:00+00:00

In the second of two articles, Belcea Quartet violist Krzysztof Chorzelski paints a vivid picture of the dissolution and resolution in the second half of this great work

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Masterclass: Jack Liebeck on Bruch Violin Concerto no.1

2023-01-18T10:01:00+00:00

Thoughts on sound, colour, phrasing and interpretation of the first movement from British violinist Jack Liebeck

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The Strad Podcast #74: Violinist Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen on new Nordic folk music

2023-01-26T09:30:00+00:00

Rune speaks about a new educational resource ‘Handed On’, which aims to pass on folk music traditions to the next generation

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The Strad Podcast #73: Cellist Alisa Weilerstein on ‘Fragments’

2023-01-19T09:30:00+00:00

Alisa speaks about the project which encompasses Bach, 27 commissions, and theatrical elements

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The Strad Podcast #72: Liam Byrne on the viola da gamba

2023-01-12T09:30:00+00:00

Liam speaks about playing a wide range of repertoire with new technology

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From the Archive: How to memorise solos

2022-08-24T11:00:00+01:00

The art of memorising can be mastered by even those who believe they have no aptitude in the area, wrote Edwin H. Pierce in The Strad's December 1894 issue

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6 ways to improve left-hand flexibility

2022-08-18T09:35:00+01:00

Tips from The Strad’s archive on increasing suppleness of movement and reducing tension

From the Archive: How to memorise solos

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The art of memorising can be mastered by even those who believe they have no aptitude in the area, wrote Edwin H. Pierce in The Strad's December 1894 issue

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Tips from The Strad’s archive on increasing suppleness of movement and reducing tension