No. 279, July 2018
No. 279, July 2018
No. 279, July 2018

No. 279, July 2018

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Second Act

Cellist Lynn Harrell on his film debut and the artistic similarities between acting and making music

By David Templeton


Einstein’s Violin

The famous scientist’s prized instrument hit a high note when it sold for more than a half-million dollars at auction

By Rebecca Rego Barry


Reaching Out

Violinist Ilmar Gavilán and the Harlem Quartet are on a mission to connect audiences with the varied repertoire they love

By Whitney Phaneuf


SPECIAL FOCUS: 2018 Buyer’s Guide


Accessorize Your Musical Life

Make string playing a part of your signature style

By Megan Westberg & Stephanie Powell


Trial Run

A guide to selecting your next bow

By Cristina Schreil


How to Buy a Stringed Instrument at Auction

Take a few simple steps before you bid to make the best purchase

By Greg Cahill


2018 ‘Strings’ Buyer’s Guide Directory


Editor’s Note


News & Notes

Wigmore Hall Quartet Competition results, plus Milestones, 5 Minutes with Laurie Niles, and more


Shop Talk

Baroque bow maker Ralph Ashmead on being a ‘woodaholic’


What’s in the Case?

Violist Daniel Avshalomov on his 1568 Amati that sends a rich, dark tone to the back of the hall


Tales of the Trade

Eugene Thordahl of Bjorn Hide Glue helps luthiers in sticky situations


On My Music Stand

Violinist Francesca Dego on Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s ‘Ballade’


Tech Support

The keys to successful chamber-music sight reading



For the Record: Violinist Ezinma fuses beats and classical music on her latest album ‘Key of Black Minor.' On Record: Cellist Zuill Bailey tackles two beloved Haydn works, and more.

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