What’s it like playing the Shostakovich Violin Sonata - a piece written for David Oistrakh - on Oistrakh’s former violin?
Steeped in history, this violin has enabled Francisco Fullana to unleash his musical creativity
The violinist gives his advice and tips to players wanting to upgrade their instrument
Iris shares her philosophy behind repairing bows, as well as some simple tips for keeping one’s bow in good health
David speaks about his latest violin acquisition, as well as his newly formed ‘del Gesù’ Club
Heather explains the recent decision made to keep pernambuco wood under CITES Appendix II with modified wording, and what it means for musicians and bow makers
In an unexpected twist, we uncover the parallels between bridges and puppies
How do you keep two 17th century stringed instruments happy in a climate very different from northern Italy?
The violin maker and violinist speak about the first violin to be commissioned between two African American women
‘When you’re armed with good knowledge, you can make better decisions’
’It feels good to have a space where women can be talking about issues. It can feel comforting, but at the same time, it’s infuriating how many of these stories we come across’
Conunova’s violin was seized by customs officials at Chișinău airport in October 2021. She shares what happened on that day, as well as how she finally managed to get the instrument back after two months
Jesus Rodolfo speaks about his very special instrument made for him based on a decorated Stradivari