Veteran violinist, violist and pedagogue Pinchas Zukerman speaks about how personal experience informs his teaching


The Strad’s September 2016 issue is on sale now, in which violinist, violist, conductor and pedagogue Pinchas Zukerman talks to Charlotte Gardner about his life in string education - and his global vision for the future of music.

Elsewhere in the issue, Pauline Harding asks whether teaching children improvisation and diverse musical styles should be a requirement of string lessons in the 21st century; Peter Somerford investigates how lutherie courses teach students to evaluate tone; Philip Kass and Andrea Zanrè explore the lives of two early 19th century Mantuan makers, Dall'Aglio and Coppi; and Tully Potter assesses the legacy of cellist Emanuel Feuermann, who despite dying before his 40th birthday left behind a substantial body of recordings.

In our regular sections: Masterclass features Jack Liebeck, who marks up the sheet music for the first movement of Bruch's Violin Concerto no.1; In Focus gives a close-up view of a 1751 violin by Guadagnini; US luthier Christian Schabbon shares his method for gluing cracks in Trade Secrets; Japan-based luthier Filip Kuijken invites us into his workshop in My Space; cellist Robert Jesselson speaks about string-crossing in Technique; British cellist Hannah Roberts takes us through her Practice Diary; three seasoned tutors give advice on what to consider when buying a student's first 'proper' violin in Ask the Experts; and Arditti Quartet founder Irvine Arditti talks about Helmut Lachenmann's String Quartet no.3 in Sentimental Work.

We also bring you news of the latest competitions, products and auctions, and comprehensive reviews of concerts, CDs and books.

Both the digital magazine and print edition are on sale now.