The Strad is a UK-based monthly classical music magazine about string instruments – principally the violin, viola, cello and double bass – for amateur and professional musicians. Founded in 1889, the magazine provides information, photographs and reviews of instruments, related feature articles and news, and information about concerts. The magazine offers practical advice on technique, profiles of leading performers, and information on master classes and the craft of instrument makers such as luthiers. It also includes articles about orchestras and music schools.
|First issue||June 1890|
The magazine's name references the common abbreviation for the famous 17th–18th-century Stradivarius family of luthiers and their coveted and valuable instruments. The Strad's first issue was released in June 1890. It is now edited by Charlotte Smith and owned by Newsquest Specialist Media Limited, a Gannett company.
- Katharine Rapoport (8 March 2012). Violin For Dummies, 2nd Edition. John Wiley & Sons. p. 363. ISBN 978-1-118-27960-1.
- "The Strad". The Strad. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
- "Directories". The Strad. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
- Toby Faber (9 May 2012). "Chapter 12". Stradivari's Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection. Random House Publishing Group. p. 202. ISBN 978-1-58836-214-8.
- "Contact Us". The Strad. Retrieved 29 November 2020.