Strings magazine recently asked Mark E. Russell ff all the violins that have passed through his hands, which one does he most wish he could have kept?
Instruments, Bows, and Gear
When Nathaniel Robinson opens his case, a Felice Guadagnini (grandson of G.B.) violin is waiting there. But he almost missed out on this once-in-a-lifetime instrument.
Bows have undergone an amazing transformation over the centuries, varying in size, shape, material, and function. Understanding the history will help guide you in your quest for just the right style of bow for you
While he makes modern bows, Richard Riggall’s specialty is early bows, primarily of the Baroque era. It is a mystifying and, for him, exceedingly satisfying endeavor.
Finally, you have the time (and the money) to invest in a violin that makes your heart sing. Here's how adult string students can get started in their search.
There is no magic shoulder rest that will make you a better player, but here's how to find the right violin shoulder rest and ensure it’s fitted correctly.
by Laurence VittesThe cello may look indestructible, but this instrument needs a lot of care and maintenance. Caring for your cello can feel like a full-ti... Read More...
Here's a guide to assess quality and value for violin, viola and cello, as well as a general price guide for entry-level to professional quality instruments.
It was love at first bow, but it was years before Emily Wright would be surprised with a lifelong reunion with "Henri," the cello of her dreams.