London's Royal Academy of Music (RAM) has appointed Maxim Vengerov to the new position of Menuhin Professor of Music. In his new role, the violinist will visit the RAM every term to work with students in masterclasses and one-to-one lessons. Vengerov will kick off his new professorship on Monday 27 February, when he presents public masterclasses at the RAM.

The April issue of The Strad (on sale 19 March, UK) features an exclusive interview with Maxim Vengerov about his return to the solo recital platform.