All women-violinists articles

  • Isolde_Menges

    Who were the early female violinists?


    Women soloists have long struggled against prejudice and indifference in the male-dominated musical establishment. But, as Tully Potter explains, The Strad has taken an enlightened approach to the sexes throughout its history. From 2014

  • Ida Haendel

    ‘It’s close to expressing everything about life’


    Marking the days of the festive season, The Strad presents twelve memorable quotes from the archive. On the first day, Ida Haendel offers advice on interpreting Bach’s Chaconne