Nigel Brown and Alicja Smietana - Why Strad?

20 October 2017, 13:10
Cambridge campus

a woman sat posed with a violin against a black background

Ever wondered what makes the sound of a Stadivarius violin so special? Officiando Nigel Brown, guardian of some the most historic (and valuable!) string instruments in existence, explains the technical construction of these gems, and surveys the technical development of the violin from the mid-sixteenth century to present day. Virtuoso Alicja Smietana is on hand to play appropriate music examples on a selection of instruments by Stradivarius, Guarneri and Camilli.

This performance is part of our Lunchtime Concert Series.

Event Details

20 October 2017, 13:10
Cambridge campus
Mumford Theatre
Free to attend

No booking necessary - simply turn up, take a seat and enjoy.