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The Strad  |  August 2020  


We talk to internet comedy duo TwoSet Violin about their remarkable rise to YouTube fame, and investigate the world of violin making collectives. Plus interviews with Viktoria Mullova, Vadim Repin and Alexander Sitkovetsky, and the second in a two-part Beethoven Masterclass.
Since its launch in 1890, The Strad has brought its readers the best features, comment and analysis on all issues of interest to string teachers, players, students, instrument makers and enthusiasts. Authoritative, trusted and influential, The Strad keeps readers informed about the latest news, groundbreaking research and techniques in all aspects of playing and making stringed instruments through its print and digital platforms.

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It is simply superb. I learn so much! And, you're nice to violists!
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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

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Below is a selection of articles in The Strad August 2020.

Editor’s letter The internet is a marvellous place. Even as concert halls remain silent, artists have put their skills to good use in myriad lockdown performances and live streams, as well as in motivational practic...
Contributors PABLO ALFARO (Lutherie in Mexico, page 48), originally from Mexico, is an award-winning violin maker and restorer based in Atlanta, GA, US. He has been doing research on the evoluti on of the violin ...
SOUNDPOST LETTER of the MONTH A DIFFERENT ANGLE I read Sarah Peck’s article about converting an instrument to Baroque set-up with great attention and interest (‘In a land without rules’, May 2020). Like her, I...
Preparing for a brave new world Conservatoires around the world are preparing for seismic changes in their teaching provision when the autumn term starts in September - and the problem of one-to-one tuiti on is just the ti p of the ...
Frank Almond steps down from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL: Violin maker Maria Sandner has used her time in lockdown to pursue her interest in making miniature playable violins. Each 10cm instrument is made to the same specifica...
New music institute launched in Madrid GREEN FINGERED: On 22 June the members of the UceLi Quartet performed at Barcelona’s iconic Liceu opera house to an audience of 2,292 ficus trees, palms and Swiss cheese plants. The concer...