Violinist Curtis Stewart presents a live performance of his album of Love, comprising original works dedicated to his mother Elektra Kurtis-Stewart, who passed away in 2021. He also performs of time, which contains work for his next album.

Stewart is joined by ETHEL, comprising Ralph Farris, viola; Kip Jones and Corin Lee, violins; and Dorothy Lawson, cello.

The performance was filmed at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park in Tivoli, NY. of Love is available now, on New Amsterdam Records.

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.


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