All Swiss articles

  • BowFrog

    Violinist, aged 10, expelled from school for carrying knife for ‘trimming bow hairs’


    The student’s parents have requested that a judge overturn the expulsion to prevent ‘defamatory stigma’

  • Zosimo-Bergonzi-violin

    Swiss violin maker identifies rare Bergonzi violin


    A violin maker and dealer based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, has identified the only known full-size violin by Zosimo Bergonzi (1724–79). Zosimo was the son of the great Cremonese luthier Carlo Bergonzi, and the brother of Michel Angelo Bergonzi. Up until now the only evidence of Zosimo's ...

  • Szigeti_1

    Szigeti as teacher: Frances Kramer


    In the October 2013 issue, violinist Arnold Steinhardt recalls how he spent the summer of 1962 studying with Joseph Szigeti at his home in Switzerland. Just three years after Steinhardt's year with the great musician (pictured), violinist Frances Kramer wrote this account, published in the November 1965 edition, ...