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The Strad Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $7.08 per issue

Since 1890, The Strad magazine has been the trusted authority in the world of string music. With expert music reviews, the latest news in instrument technology and exclusive interviews with some of the industry’s biggest stars, it has become the must-have companion for string players, instrument makers, teachers and students all around the world.

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From in-depth analysis and research to music masterclasses and playing techniques, The Strad magazine delights and informs all level of readers, covering every aspect of string music. Whether you’re a world-renowned instrument maker, a budding student trying to master the craft or just a casual string music lover, The Strad has something for you.

Whether you’re playing, making or simply listening, enhance your music experience with a subscription to The Strad digital magazine - the must-have magazine for the string music world.

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The Strad  |  February 2023  

Christian-Pierre La Marca is on the cover of a French-themed issue, in which we examine pedagogue Lucien Capet’s legacy and luthier Pierre Flavetta investigates Cremonese varnish. There’s a look inside David Ayache’s Montpellier workshop and Yann Poulain explores modern lutherie techniques. Plus Midori’s 40 years in the spotlight.

For over 125 years, The Strad magazine has dedicated itself to the world of string music and has been a faithful companion for all lovers of the beautiful craft. Over the years, this magazine has boasted exclusive contributions from some of the world’s most renowned stars, including Joshua Bell, James Ehnes, Alban Gerhardt and Hilary Hahn, to name but a few. Each month The Strad magazine continues to deliver unparalleled and unique coverage of all things string!

In each issue, you’ll find all the latest news and updates in instrument research and technology, interviews with the world’s finest players, conductors and makers, uncompromising performance and recording reviews, invaluable playing technique guides and a whole host of exclusive features!  

Whether amateur or professional, since day one, The Strad has been for all lovers of string music and is dedicated to enhancing your enjoyment of this fine craft. So if you love string music you’ll love a subscription to The Strad Digital magazine!

Subscribe to The Strad magazine today and enjoy all of the following:

  • Free and exclusive, digital subscriber-only content
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  • Instant access to the latest digital edition
  • Exclusive interviews with the world’s biggest string players
  • All the latest string music news from around the world
  • Expert performance and recording reviews
  • Updates on the latest advancements in instrument technology
  • A discount off the RRP price

You'll receive 12 issues during a 1 year The Strad magazine subscription.

Note: Digital editions do not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies.
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Based on 95 Customer Reviews
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Very educational

Extremely helpful Reviewed Friday, 13 January 2023

Good articles

Never disappoints Reviewed Thursday, 22 December 2022

Good value

Writing of quality Reviewed Monday, 5 September 2022

Very entertaining

Highly positive Reviewed Friday, 22 July 2022

The Strad

It is simply superb. I learn so much! And, you're nice to violists!
:) Many thanks & best wishes....mel g., dayton, OH USA
Reviewed Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in The Strad February 2023.

Editorís letter Welcome to the February 2023 issue of The Strad, where this month our content has a distinctly French accent. Our cover star is the cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca, who, alongside his live ...
Contributors ANDREWBRADDOCK (Books, page 105) teaches viola at Western Kentucky University (WKU) and co-directs the WKU String Academy. His current research focuses on mid-20th-century viola reperto...
SOUNDPOST LETTER of the MONTH FAN FAVOURITES TwoSet Violin: Brett Yang (left) and Eddy Chen Thank you for posting Cecilia Tan’s account of TwoSet Violin’s special concert to celebrate their...
Next steps NEWS IN BRIEF Read all the breaking news in the string world online www.thestrad.com María Dueñas loaned 1710 Stradivari violin bit.ly/3jJYlkHSpanish violinist María Dueñas (left) has been loaned t...
OBITUARIES DAVID DALTON American violist and teacher David Johnson Dalton died on 23 December. Born in 1934 in Springville, UT, he was given his first violin one Christmas, an unwelcome surprise ...
Slow growth TOUGH NUT TO CRACK: Violinist Armen Anassian was obliged to turn conductor for the Los Angeles Ballet’s five performances of The Nutcracker in December. With the regular conductor indispo...

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