No. 267, July 2017
No. 267, July 2017
No. 267, July 2017

No. 267, July 2017

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Twist Ending

Violinist Vilde Frang on building a career, her upcoming release of encore music...and why she doesn’t really like encores

By Inge Kjemtrup


The Unstoppable George Walker

Composer George Walker continues to sustain a creative life in his 90s that is of a very rare order

By Thomas May


2Cellos Goes Hollywood

It’s all part of the Croatian rock duo’s bold plan to save classical music

By David Templeton


For Love or Money

Invest wisely in the instrument of your dreams

By James N. McKean


Step by Step

An inside look at the market for players ready to upgrade their instrument

By Louise Lee


Ideal Home Studio

The Ulysses Quartet, Maya Beiser, Lara St. John, and Drew Alexander Forde imagine the workspaces of their dreams

Compiled by Stephanie Powell and Megan Westberg


2017 Buyer’s Guide Directory


Editor’s Note


News & Notes

Cellist Brinton Averil Smith unearths a lost cello concerto with the Houston Symphony; Queen Elisabeth Competition announces cello jury for the first time; plus Milestones; 5 Minutes with Tianjin Juilliard Dean Wei He, and more


News Spotlight

On the heels of 100 years since Rostropovich’s birth, his daughter Elena reflects on the musical giant’s legacy


Letter from India

Juilliard415 brings live Western classical music to India


Curtain Call

Violinist David Balakrishnan on the music that sings to his artistic core


What’s in the Case?

Jean-Luc Ponty on his collection of fiddles for various venues


Tales of the Trade

Eric Meyer’s fittings stand out in a world of mass-produced pegs


New Products

Michael Duff’s bows include hybrid materials


On My Music Stand

Cellist Robert deMaine of the LA Phil prepares for a Zimmermann US premiere


My Studio

Watching a master class with Kim Kashkashian led to a new perspective on viola shoulder rests


Rep Prep

Clearing the hurtles in Giovanni Bottesini’s ‘Elegy’



For the Record: Cellist Natalie Haas on her latest release, ‘Ports of Call,’ with fiddler Alasdair Fraser. In Print: A collection of Mozart’s string quartets demonstrates his innate skills in writing for multiple voices, and more.

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