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

James Clark

The English concertmaster offers his advice on leadership

Vadim Gluzman

The violinist recalls some good advice given to him by a violin legend

Geraldine Walther

The Takács Quartet violist discusses her heroes

Gary Karr

The double bassist offers his words of wisdom

Corina Belcea-Fisher

The first violinist of the Belcea Quartet shares her insights into music and quartet life

Baiba Skride

Home truths and inspirational teaching methods have had a profound effect on the Latvian violinist

Philippe Pierlot

The viola da gamba player's favourite recordings span everything from early music to bossa nova and avant-garde classics

Barbara Westphal

What makes a good teacher? The US violist recalls the best tutor she ever had

Barbara Meyer

A meeting with the first woman to be named German Master Violinmaker proved inspirational

Ani Kavafian

The violinist and professor considers what she would tell her younger self

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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