The Strad

Twelve Strads to Savour
The Strad (2018) Vol. 129, No. October, pp. 60-67

The Strad Calendar 2019 brings together 12 of the 21 Stradivari instruments exhibited at this year’s Tokyo Stradivarius Festival. Alessandra Barabaschi tells the stories behind the instruments in the calendar, while the exhibition’s curator Gregg Alf explains the inspiration behind ...

Back from the Brink
The Strad (2017) Vol. 128, No. April, pp. 26-32

Alessandra Barabaschi tracks the restoration of an instrument that languished in obscurity for decades, known only as ‘Number 26’: the ‘Paravicini’ Stradivari violin of c.1728.

A bright star in dark times
The Strad (2017) , No. October, pp. 36-40

As well as being a perfect example of Stradivari’s ‘B form’, the 1711 ‘Mara’ has a brilliant tone – and a very exciting history, as Alessandra Barabaschi explains.