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TwoSet Violin celebrated a significant milestone late in 2022: upon reaching 4 million subscribers on YouTube, the violin comedy duo put on a performance of a lifetime with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, with Brett Yang playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, and Eddy Chen joining him later for the Bach Violin Concerto for two violins. Not only this, but for the occasion, Tarisio loaned the pair two Stradivari violins from 1708 – the ‘Empress Caterina’ and ‘Regent Superb’. What an opportunity!

Brett Yang chats to online editor Davina Shum about his experience playing this instrument, what it taught him about his playing, as well as other instruments he’s played throughout his career.

III Allegro molto vivace

Violin Concerto in E minor op.64

Felix Mendelssohn

Brett Yang, violin / Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Rodolfo Barraez, conductor

Best of Technique

In The Best of Technique you’ll discover the top playing tips of the world’s leading string players and teachers. It’s packed full of exercises for students, plus examples from the standard repertoire to show you how to integrate the technique into your playing.


The Strad’s Masterclass series brings together the finest string players with some of the greatest string works ever written. Always one of our most popular sections, Masterclass has been an invaluable aid to aspiring soloists, chamber musicians and string teachers since the 1990s.


This year’s calendar celebrates the top instruments played by members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony, Australian String Quartet and some of the country’s greatest soloists.