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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.


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.


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The Strad  |  February 2022  


We talk to Baroque violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte in a French-themed issue, also looking at Vuillaume’s bows and the life of Pierre Baillot. Plus Sol Gabetta, a Bruch Masterclass, and Philippe Graffin’s Sentimental Work.

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!

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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 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 02 June 2014

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in The Strad February 2022.

Editorís letter ANGELA LYONS It’s not often that a child asks to take up a period instrument. Yet Théotime Langlois de Swarte was – and is – no ordinary musician. Now aged 26, the French artist began his ...
Contributors WENJIE CAI (Making Matters, page 70) is a lecturer at the School of Cultural Industry and Tourism, Xiamen University of Technology, specialising in art market and management. She is al...
SOUNDPOST LETTER of the MONTH A TALE OF TWO VILLAGES Reading The Strad ’s wedding disaster stories (bit.ly/32Jq39i) reminded me of my younger years as a student in Cremona, when I did wedding gi...
You raise me up NEWS IN BRIEF Do you have a topical story concerning the string music world? Email us at thestrad@thestrad.com News and events from around the world this month Violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing signs with ...
OBITUARIES ANDRÁS ÁGOSTON Violinist András Ágoston died aged 74 on 2 January. Born in 1 947 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, he studied with István Ruha at the Gheorghe Dima National Music Academy, from w...
New registry for fine instruments launched A free, international public registry for fine instruments is to be launched in early 2022. Currently undergoing beta testing, the registry is an initiative of the Ne York-based Si-Yo Music Society ...