Caged Messiah

Caged Messiah

Antonio Stradivari’s 1716 “Messiah” is the most famous of all his works, but is preserved unplayed. We discuss some of the issues surrounding it.

 

Scrapheap Orchestra

Scrapheap Orchestra

Some life experiences are unforgettable, especially those that your colleagues and clients will never let you forget. One of these was a lecture I gave at the British Violin Maker’s Conference at Dartington the morning after the workshop staff from…

 

Gasparo da Salo, Architect of Sound

Gasparo da Salo, Architect of Sound

The year 2009 marked the 400th anniversary of the death of Gasparo da Salo, one of the greatest makers of the sixteenth century, whose instruments influenced the future of the violin. I was delighted to be asked to speak at…