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The Strad  |  January 2022 and String Courses supplement  

Steven Isserlis talks about his lockdown projects and we examine a rare 1773 Guadagnini viola. There’s a look at Alexander technique, Bach’s Cello Suites and a Mozart Masterclass with violinist Francesco Dego. Plus our annual String Courses supplement

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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Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in The Strad January 2022 and String Courses supplement.

Editorís letter CHARLOTTE SMITH Without question, lockdowns have presented multiple challenges for musicians during the pandemic, not least by severely curtailing opportunities for collaborative projects. British c...
Contributors ALBERTO GIORDANO (1773 ‘Cozio’ Guadagnini viola, page 38) is a violin maker based in Genoa, Italy, and assistant curator of the Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ violin known as ‘Il Cannone’. He is a...
SOUNDPOST Send letters to the editor Violinist Sanford Allen performing with the Sphinx Symphony The Strad, Newsquest Specialist Media Ltd, 4th Floor, Queens House, 55–56 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Londo...
On the beat Read all the breaking news in the string world online Remote possibilities Launched last year, the ABRSM’s online Grade 5 theory exam proved controversial among students and teacher...
NEWS IN BRIEF Spektral Quartet to disband after 2021/22 season The Chicago-based Spektral Quartet has announced that the 2021–22 season will be its last. The quartet, consisting of violin...
OBITUARIES LUTHI PHOTO PHILIP IHLE TEPPO HAUTA-AHO Finnish double bassist Teppo Hauta-aho died on 27 November at the age of 80. As well as a performer of classical, jazz and free improvisation,...

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