The American cellist and pedagogue Irene Sharp died on 13 July at the age of 87. Here she is seen giving a masterclass on Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, with student Noah Krauss, at California Summer Music in 2013. Sharp founded the festival in 1996 and remained its artistic director for over two decades.

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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.