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The Strad is the world's most authoritative and influential string music magazine, read by makers, musicians and teachers since 1890.

Included with your subscription:

  • Twelve issues a year delivered direct to your door
  • Two posters showcasing exemplary instruments from the great makers of the past
  • The Strad Directory: the essential guide for the string music industry, with global listings for businesses, artisans and organisations
  • String Courses: international short courses for players and makers
  • Degrees: a directory of courses for string players and teachers worldwide
  • Accessories: Reviews and features on essential items for your instrument case and workshop


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A subscription to The Strad brings you:

  • In-depth articles examining important and unusual instruments

  • News, interviews, comment and analysis from the string music world

  • Making Matters: today's luthiers discuss points of interest to modern violin and bow making

  • Interviews and features highlighting teachers & players

  • Masterclasses from star players, including marked-up sheet music and ideas for interpretation
  • Trade Secrets: The Strad's world-renowned how-to series for makers, with step-by-step guides to all parts of the instrument making process

  • In Focus: in-depth analysis of violins, violas and cellos by both great and lesser-known makers

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