The Strad Magazine August 2018

The Strad Magazine August 2018

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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.


The Strad August 2018 issue is out now, in which the Doric Quartet talk to us about two decades together, and how a new set of Classical bows is affecting their sound and technique.

With three of the top lutherie competitions happening this year, we talk to jurors and previous winners to find out some of the secrets of their success; and we tap into the art of arranging pop music for strings.

Henryk Szeryng’s widow Waltraud gives The Strad a landmark interview, in what would have been the Polish–Mexican virtuoso’s 100th birthday year; Traian Boală of the Arcadia Quartet tells us about the ensemble’s latest project, a long-cherished dream of recording Bartók’s complete string quartets; and we find out how Hungary’s violin making industry got back on its feet after the fall of Communism.