The Strad Magazine June 2021

The Strad Magazine June 2021

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BOMSORI

The Korean violinist talks to Andrew Mellor about instruments, performing during the pandemic, and releasing her first solo album on Deutsche Grammophon

KNOPF DYNASTY

The noted family of bow makers had a seismic influence on the industry in both Germany and America. Gennady Filimonov looks at five generations of the clan

JOSEPH WHITE

Yavet Boyadjiev explores the Cuban-born violinist’s 1875 tour to the US, when he became the first black soloist to perform with the nascent New York Philharmonic

SESSION REPORT 

The members of the Sitkovetsky Trio tell Tom Stewart how they came to record piano trios by Ravel and Saint-Saëns for their latest release

VINCENZO POSTIGLIONE

The most important Neapolitan luthier of the late 19th century brought a personal touch to his copying. Luigi Sisto examines two examples to show how he did it

12 ENSEMBLE 

Toby Deller speaks to the founders and co-artistic directors of the conductorless London-based outfit which mixes chamber concerts with cross-genre collaboration

In our regular sections:

We take an In Focus look at an 1875 viola by Domenico Degani and, in My Spacevisit the Brussels workshop of luthiers Jan and Matthijs Strick. Rudolf Pilsel lets us in on his Trade Secrets for making a single-use mould, while players and makers alike get an introduction to bow maintanance in Making Matters

Violinist Jennifer Koh looks at Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir d’un lieu cher in this month’s Masterclass and we get an introduction to left-hand calisthenics in Technique. Carolin Widmann tells us why she loves Schubert’s Fantasy in C Minor in Sentimental Work and in Life Lessons, the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Satu Vänskä talks about the importance of taking risks.

We also bring you news of the latest products and auctions, plus our regular analysis and opinion columns, and comprehensive reviews of concerts, CDs and books. Simply go to the current issue to explore the full content listing.