Augusto and Gaetano Pollastri, part 1Dmitry Gindin with the collaboration of Roberto Regazzi
The lives of the Pollastri brothers, whose strong partnership helped their shop to become a focal point of Bologna’s fine violin making
Historic women performers: Leonora Jackson McKimAlessandra Barabaschi
Why did this talented violinist, who achieved international fame against the odds, have such a short career?
Mon cher Monsieur RichelmeMarie Turini-Viard
Letters to the French luthier Marius Richelme reveal a world of 19th-century French violin making that is both quite different and surprisingly similar to our own
Andrea Amati, part 2John Dilworth
What can we learn about the development of Andrea Amati’s style from his surviving instruments – and can we really detect the hand of his eldest son, Antonio, in them?