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

Jean-Guihen Queyras

The cellist recalls an inspirational performance by Rostropovich

Thomas Gould

The British violinist describes a recent week’s practice, including reacquainting himself with his six-string electric violin

Nicholas Cords

The violist of the US quartet Brooklyn Rider describes a week’s practice

Frans Helmerson

The Swedish cellist and teacher shares some pearls of wisdom

Ori Kam

The Jerusalem Quartet violist recalls his most inspirational teacher

Alexander Kerr

The co-concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra explains why Aaron Rosand is his musical hero

Dave Swarbrick

Words of wisdom from the English fiddler

Sonia Wieder-Atherton

The French cellist details a recent week’s practice in which she tackled Monteverdi, Scelsi and Schnittke

Lesley Robertson

The violist of the St Lawrence String Quartet recalls the best advice she ever had

Karine Georgian

The Russian-born cellist hands on a few nuggets of advice

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