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The Strad Magazine

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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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The Strad  |  November 2021  


We talk to US violinist Chad Hoopes, test the tone quality of Stradivaris, learn Gary Karr’s Life Lessons and report on the early bow makers of the Bay Area in an America-themed issue. Plus a Brahms Masterclass with violist Richard O’Neill.

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!  


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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
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Great clips!

I bought the May issue to see what the fuss was about. It was great to be able to hear sound clips from Thomas Ades' violin concerto while reading the article about it, and the clips form the top CD reviews too. The full-page photo gallery for the viola da gamba is interesting as well. And nice that it's cheaper than the usual version! Reviewed Monday, 2 June 2014

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in The Strad November 2021.

Editor’s letter ANGELA LYONS When Chad Hoopes won the Junior division of the 2008 Menuhin Competition aged 13, life as an international soloist may well have beckoned. Still only 27, the American violinis...
Contributors ITZEL ÁVILA (Making Matters, page 72) is a violin maker based in Toronto, Canada, and the president of the Makers’ Forum, Canada’s association of violin and bow makers. Born in Mexico,...
SOUNDPOST Letters, emails, online comments ONLINE COMMENT David and Igor Oistrakh in the 1950s Nigel Kennedy’s decision to drop out of a Classic FM concert after being asked to replace a Hendrix arra...
Open for business News and events from around the world this month Read all the breaking news in the string world online www.thestrad.com Music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Philadelphia Orchestr...
NEWS IN BRIEF ‘Musical segregation’: Nigel Kennedy pulls out of Classic FM concert bit.ly/3ue8mYG UK violinist Nigel Kennedy cancelled an appearance at a Classic FM Live concert on 22 September, alleging th...
OBITUARIES SEBASTIAN HESS German cellist Sebastian Hess has died of a brain aneurysm. He was 5 0 years old. Born in 1971, Hess studied at the Universities of Music in Würzburg and Munich with Juli...