Watch a performance from violinist Geza Hosszu-Legocky and his troupe 5 DeViLs in this session from the 2023 Edinburgh International Festival, recorded in August at the festival’s headquarters, The Hub.

Born in Lausanne to Hungarian-Ukrainian parents, Geza Hosszu-Legocky began playing professionally as a child prodigy. He performed alongside Monserrat Caballé at the age of ten as well as with Ida Haendel and Vadim Repin at the Verbier Music Festival at the age of twelve.

Alongside his classical career, he formed the 5 DeViLs as a way of expressing another vital part of his musical personality, bringing together Eastern European classical styles with popular folk music. 

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.


American collector David L. Fulton amassed one of the 20th century’s finest collections of stringed instruments. This year’s calendar pays tribute to some of these priceless treasures, including Yehudi Menuhin’s celebrated ‘Lord Wilton’ Guarneri, the Carlo Bergonzi once played by Fritz Kreisler, and four instruments by Antonio Stradivari.