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Beares Publishing

We work with the world’s most influential musicians, violinmakers and writers. We publish ​beautiful, ​useful and entertaining​ books​ for anyone interested in classical music and stringed instruments.


Antonio Stradivari - The Complete Works

A landmark publication.
The most comprehensive collection ever published on the work of the master luthier.

An Introduction to the Old Italian Violins

in simplified Chinese


300 years of violin making in a glance. Indispensible companion to anyone wishing to understand violin history.

The Violin in 5ths

Developing Intonation and Sound

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An innovative practice technique that gives a real edge to anyone wishing to improve their playing skills.


Discover our blog stories 

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For our new series "Questions to a Young Musician" we asked violinist Hiroki Kasai what is it that keeps him going even in most challenging times.

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For our new series "Questions to a Young Musician" we asked violinist Johanna Roehrig about her outlook on the future and the challenges and opportunities that she sees for young musicians.

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A Book Review by Beares Publishing team

The incredible story of Emil Herrmann escaping the Bolsheviks.

Reporting on how four fine Stradivaris arrived to the United States, Tony Faber tells the incredible succession of events that led Emil Herrmann, a young violin dealer who lived in Berlin at the turn of the 20th century, to America, only to become the country’s premier violin expert years later.

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What if James Bond’s favourite weapon had been a Stradivari violin instead of the Walther PPK? His life would likely have been as colourful as that of Desmond Cecil.

In his newly published memoir The Wandering Civil Servant of Stradivarius (Quartet Books), Desmond Cecil takes us on the fantastic journey ...

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by Simon Morris,

Director, ] & A Beare

5 tips to improve your daily violin prac

by Rodney Friend,

Professor at the Royal Academy of Music, London

The many and varied circumstances under which Antonio Stradivari's instruments have been played, repaired and preserved over the centuries have exerted a profound effect upon their current condition and appearance. In fact, much of the beauty of the eighteenth­century Italian instruments we see today...

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The violin is a wonderful but very difficult instrument. It requires endless hours of practice in order to master it and even longer to have it produce a beautiful sound. Here are Professor Rodney Friend’s five top tips to make the most of your daily practice, and make things a little easier...

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by Beares Publishing team

Antonio Stradivari experimented constantly with the violin form established by the Amati family. During his lifetime he created 13 original violin moulds, 3 viola moulds, a perfected Forma B and Forma B piccolo cello model that still represent the gold standard for cello making. ...

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