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The Strad  |  May 2019 and Degrees 2019-20 supplement  


The Shanghai Quartet celebrates its 35th anniversary and we hand on some yoga tips for string players. There’s an in-depth look at Stradivari’s working methods and Shostakovich’s violin works. Plus Maxim Rysanov’s Life Lessons and Rivka golani’s Sentimental Work
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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Below is a selection of articles in The Strad May 2019 and Degrees 2019-20 supplement.

Editor’s letter ANGELA LYONS The Shanghai Quartet celebrates its 35th anniversary during the 2018–19 concert season – an impressive milestone by any standards, but even more so considering that when the gr...
CONTRIBUTORS ERIC BENNING (Making Matters, page 70) trained in violin making with his parents and with his great-uncle, Carl F. Becker Jr. He has accepted special commissions including bench copies of the ...
SOUNDPOST Letters, emails, online comments A 17-year-old Kató Havas just before her Carnegie Hall debut WORDS OF INSPIRATION LETTER of the MONTH Having just found The Strad ‘s online obituary of...
On the beat News and events from around the world this month Read all the breaking news in the string world online www.thestrad.com Laying the foundations As music education in England comes under increased...
NEW PRODUCTS Finger on the pulse APP A metronome that aims to prepare musicians for the temperamental nature of live performance FEATURED PRODUCT In some ways, metronomes have come a long...
Life lessons The Ukrainian violist on long pedagogical relationships and the surprises of concert life Maxim Rysanov Make sure everyone is at least in the right building before you begin! My first...

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