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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  |  August 2013  


US violist David Aaron Carpenter explains how he’s using star power to broaden the appeal of his instrument. We report on a Chinese music education programme inspired by El Sistema and look back at the life of Albert Spalding, one of the top violinists of his day. Plus, James Ehnes talks about Prokofiev and we appraise a 1658 Nicolò Amati violin.

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!


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

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