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The Strad is the authoritative, trusted and influential monthly string music magazine read by players, makers and teachers since 1890. It is essential reading for anyone in the string music world.

  • Interviews with star string players and retrospectives on great musicians of the past

  • In-depth articles examining important and unusual instruments by the master makers

  • Reports on the latest advances in instrument research and technology

  • Masterclasses with commentary and sheet music annotated by international concert artists

  • News, comment and analysis from the string music world

  • Reviews of performances, recording and publications

  • 12 print issues delivered by post or 12 digital issues - the choice is yours!
  • 2 instrument posters a year* featuring state-of-the-art photography and full measurements
  • Supplements including String Courses, Degrees, Cremona and Accessories
  • The Strad Directory* - the essential resource for the string music world, including 2,300 global listings of string businesses

'I have been a subscriber for over 20 years and still love receiving my copy every month.'

'The Strad is always packed with great articles, I read it from cover to cover and the masterclass music sheets are so useful.'

'I wouldn't read anything else. It covers everything from news to features and I love it.'

*The posters and The Strad Directory are only available with a print subscription.