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

Clare Finnimore

The Britten Sinfonia’s principal violist shares the best advice she ever had

Paul Silverthorne

The LSO and London Sinfonietta's principal violist selects his favourite recordings

Yuzuko Horigome

The Japanese violinist, one of the judges at the 2013 Montreal International Music Competition, shares some of the best advice she ever had

Yair Kless

Words of wisdom from the Israeli violinist and pedagogue

Guy Johnston

How does the British cellist prepare himself before an evening performance?

Tanja Becker-Bender

An unnerving experience turned into a stroke of fortune for the German violinist

Vlad Bogdanas

The Danel Quartet's viola player considers what it means to be a musician

Tracy Rowell

An eclectic selection of favourite tracks from the US double bassist

Andreas Brantelid

The cellist reflects on hearing Maurice Gendron's playing when he was young

Sylvia Rosenberg

Teaching insights from the pedagogue, a former student of Ivan Galamian and Szymon Goldberg

viola stolen!
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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
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