No. 231, July 2014

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Sound & Vision

In such films as 12 Years a Slave, or his multimedia performance Portals, violinist Tim Fain uses technology to bring classical music to a wider audience

By David Knowles

And Then There’s Lockenhaus

Cellist Nicolas Altstaedt has flourished as artistic director of the Lockenhaus Festival

By Laurence Vittes

Making Art’s Cello

Building the dream instrument for my late friend provided a chance his compatriots to reflect on the joy of music, wood working, and life

By Jim N. McKean

In Perfect Harmony

String Project seeks to create access to music and strengthen social bonds

By Louise Lee

March Stradness Hits LA

8 Strads concertize together in the largest gathering in a generation

By Jim Farber

2014 Buyer’s Guide

The Wild Hunt for a Fresh Fiddle

Taming the unruly search for a new stringed instrument

By Patrick Sullivan

 How to Buy the Right Violin Bow

These 5 factors can add up to one thing—finding the right bow for you

By David Knowles and Richard Ward

 How to Buy a Violin Case

6 factors to consider when searching for the right case

By David Knowles & Greg Olwell

 How to Buy the Right Strings

Finding the best strings for you doesn’t have to be an unending quest

By Elizabeth Marshall

 Strings Annual Buyer’s Guide Directory

 

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