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

Christian Poltéra

The Swiss cellist describes his tour preparations and practice regime

Frank Ravatin

The luthier recalls the best lesson he ever had

Judy Tarling

An eclectic choice of favourites from the British violinist and violist

Krzysztof Krupa

A busy week in the life of the Polish luthier

Bernard Gregor-Smith

Words of wisdom from the British cellist of the Lindsay and Dante quartets

Midori

The Japanese–American violinist reflects on honesty and how it helps her as an artist

Alban Gerhardt

The German cello soloist reveals the music he loves listening to

Nancy Kerr

An Australian fiddle singer is a source of inspiration for the UK folk musician

Yvonne Lam

The US violinist tells us what she is listening to at the moment

Roman Patkoló

The Slovakian double bassist shares his musical heroes

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