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News Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Violinist Min-Jin Kym’s 'stolen and recovered' Stradivarius to be sold at auction

The Stradivarius violin belonging to the violinist Min-Jin Kym that was stolen at a Pret a Manger sandwich bar in London’s Euston Station in November 2010 and later recovered by police, is to ...

News Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The Strad November 2013 issue is on sale now

Our North America issue stars Joshua Bell and his 1713 'Huberman' Stradivari violin

The November issue of The Strad is on sale now. Our annual North America issue features American violinist Joshua Bell discussing his new multi-genre album, his role as musical director...

News Monday, 21 October 2013

Guarneri 'del Gesù' copy breaks auction record for contemporary maker

A copy of the c.1731 'Gibson', 'Huberman' Guarneri 'del Gesù' violin has set a new world auction record for an instrument by a living maker. The copy (pictured), made by US luthiers Joseph Curtin...

News Sunday, 20 October 2013

Auction record: 'Titanic violin' fetches £900,000

The violin thought to have belonged to Wallace Hartley, the bandmaster of the group of players who famously played on as the lifeboats of RMS Titanic were being lowered into the sea, has sold at auction...

News Friday, 18 October 2013

British violist and teacher Roger Best dies

Roger Best, who was principal viola in the Northern Sinfonia and a member of the Alberni Quartet, died on 8 October aged 77 after a long illness.

Over the course of a multifaceted career Best...

News Thursday, 17 October 2013

Violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley purchases 1732 Bergonzi once owned by Nigel Kennedy

American violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, leader of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, has purchased a 1732 violin by the Italian maker Carlo Bergonzi, a close associate of the workshops of Stradivari...

News Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Cellists invited to free day of cello events at UK's Birmingham Conservatoire

Cellists of all ages, levels and walks of life are invited to a free day of workshops, performances and masterclasses at the UK’s Birmingham Conservatoire on 27 October.

The college&rsquo...

News Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra principal double bassist Ralph Jones dies

Ralph Jones, who recently retired as principal double bassist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, died on 9 October aged 68 following a long battle with cancer.

Jones was part of the orchestra...

News Tuesday, 15 October 2013

International organisation set up to promote music education and cultural understanding

Violinist Tasmin Little is among the artists lending their support to a new organisation being launched this month to promote and music education and cultural dialogue across the Mediterranean and the...

News Monday, 14 October 2013

Daniel Müller-Schott awarded Aida Stucki Prize

The German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott is the recipient of the Aida Stucki Prize, worth €10,000 and bestowed by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. The sponsorship award offers recipients ...

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