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In their own words – top players and teachers talk exclusively to The Strad

Yoshiko Kawamoto

Words of wisdom from the Japanese violist

Igor Ozim

Words of wisdom from the Slovenian violinist and pedagogue

Wei-Yang Andy Lin

The Amphion Quartet's violist considers the string player who has influenced him the most

Aidan O'Rourke

The folk fiddler, named Musician of the Year at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, reveals his favourite song

Thomas Bertrand

The Brussels-based luthier considers the things he'd like to tell his younger self

Rachel Kolly d'Alba

The favourite recordings of the Swiss violinist

Geneviève Strosser

The violist on her favourite work

Margaret Batjer

The violinist and concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra offers words of wisdom

Ani Aznavoorian

The cellist on the best advice she has ever had

Adrian Chandler

The Baroque violinist and director of chamber group La Serenissima selects his favourite tracks

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