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  • Editor Charlotte Smith
    Article

    June 2019: Welcome

    2019-06-17T16:17:00Z

    Editor Charlotte Smith welcomes you to the June 2019 issue

  • Online violinist Johan Dalene
    Article

    Postcard from Odense

    2019-06-17T14:00:00Z

    This year’s Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition, which took place in March, succeeded not only as a joyous celebration of the composer’s music, but in bringing together exciting young players set to make their mark on the world stage, writes Charlotte Smith

  • Ukrainian violist Maxim Rysanov
    Article

    Life lessons: Maxim Rysanov

    2019-06-05T14:06:00Z

    The Ukrainian violist on long pedagogical relationships and the surprises of concert life

  • Matthew Barley
    Focus

    Life Lessons: Matthew Barley

    2019-06-03T12:00:00Z

    The British cellist on memory, nationalism and his long journey – via a skiing accident – to technical confidence

  • Editor Charlotte Smith
    Article

    July 2019: Welcome

    2019-06-01T22:22:00Z

    Editor Charlotte Smith welcomes you to the July 2019 issue

  • Scott Joplin no cr
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    Soundpost – Letters to The Strad

    2019-06-01T21:39:00Z

    A selection of letters The Strad receives each month from its readers around the world 

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    Competitions, Awards and Appointments

    2019-06-01T20:58:00Z

    US violinist Stella Chen won first prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition . The 26-year-old, who studies at the Juilliard School with Li Lin and Catherine Cho and at the New England Conservatory with Donald Weilerstein, receives €25,000, a CD recording, engagements and the four-year use of ...

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    New Products: July 2019

    2019-06-01T19:12:00Z

    Turning heads The past few years have seen an explosion in the number of musicians who, instead of using traditional paper parts, play from a digital file displayed on a tablet computer. Now, a team of audio engineers from the University of Jaén in the Spanish ...

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    Natalie Clein – Life Lessons

    2019-06-01T18:18:00Z

    The British cellist recalls her time studying with Heinrich Schiff in Vienna, and the authors and recordings that still inspire her today    

  • Childe_harold
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    A musical outcast? Harold en Italie as metaphor for the viola itself

    2019-06-01T17:33:00Z

    Toby Deller argues that the title character of Harold en Italie is a social outsider whose isolation is a metaphor for the viola’s struggle for acceptance throughout musical history