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

Dorothy Lawson

The cellist in alternative US quartet Ethel reveals the eclectic music that’s inspiring her at the moment

Monika Henschel

The Henschel Quartet's violist hands on some words of wisdom

Richard Harwood

The British cellist reflects on musical shaping and a holistic way of performing

Maria Kliegel

Some words of wisdom from the international concert cellist and pedagogue

Christoph Poppen

The German violinist and conductor considers how he could have spent his younger days

Thomas Zehetmair

The violinist-turned-conductor shares the best advice he has ever had

Veronika Hagen

The Hagen Quartet’s viola player on the challenges of quartet life

Nelson Cooke

The former principal cellist of the London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic orchestras offers his words of wisdom

Ofer Falk

The Allegri Quartet's first violinist selects his favourite tracks

Steven Tenenbom

The Orion Quartet violist and teacher explains the importance of failure

viola stolen!
I had my viola stolen last week from Liverpool. Label has: Aubrey J. Tarr 1974...
violin blocks
I have an old unlabled violin and I have noticed 4 small blocks about5cm square...
violin left hand position
I have a new student , quite advanced, who has a 'double jointed' left thumb...
serene violin solo pre-1917
Hi folks. For a story I'm writing I'd like suggestions for the most serene and...
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