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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.


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The Strad  |  June 2019 and Accessories 2019 supplement  


We conclude our investigation of Stradivari’s moulds and examine some radical teaching methods. Vadim Gluzman, Philip Dukes and Matthew Barley are interviewed and there’s our annual Accessories supplement, featuring carbon fibre bows, wolf eliminators, mutes and lots more.

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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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 Monday, June 2, 2014

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in The Strad June 2019 and Accessories 2019 supplement.

Editor’s letter ANGELA LYONS Since Antonio Stradivari’s death over 280 years ago, scholars and luthiers have been poring over his magnificent creations. That new discoveries continue to be made is nothing ...
SOUNDPOST Letters, emails, online comments UNIQUELY TALENTED ‘Thanks to the internet, performances are sounding more and more similar, ’ writes Albena Danailova (Life Lessons, April 2019). Had she been p...
WHAT’S IN A BOW? Freelance cellists Victoria Beattieand Katy Whittlejoined The Strads editor Charlotte Smithand contributing editor Pauline Hardingto try out a range of carbon fibre bows - discovering great difference...
How woods can save forests As tropical hardwoods become endangered, the likes of spruce, maple and boxwood are being scientifically modified to offer luthiers alternatives to rosewood and ebony. Tom Stewart explores the brave n...
RISE OF THE MACHINES For maximum thrills, its hard to beat an electric violin at full throttle. Christian Garricktest-drives some of the most innovative models and discovers if they sound as wild as they look Brid...
MUTES TO SHOUT ABOUT William Wiessmeyerof Wiessmeyer & Son describes the process of manufacturing his companys 3D-printed mutes for violins, violas and cellos, and discusses the evolution of their design 1. ...