Strings 101: The Science, History, and Care of Strings

When? Friday October 23 7.30pm

Where? Online via Zoom

Price: Free! the first 10 bookings get a goody bag from D’Addario

The first 10 signups will receive a goody bag including a set of student strings and rosin!

Organised by Philip Heyman, the ESTA Regional Officer for South Wales. If you’d like to know more about being a regional officer, please contact

Ever wonder exactly how a musical instrument string is made?  D’Addario has created a presentation that demystifies the strings on our instruments.  By detailing the history and anatomy of strings, we hope that everyone will gain more understanding of what best suits their instrument, playing style, and playing level. We’ll discuss everything that goes into making and playing on a string, including materials, maintenance, longevity, rosin, and everything in between.

Markus from D’Addario will be giving this talk via Zoom on Friday 23rd October at 7:30pm.

After graduating from the RCM, Markus freelanced and then spent nearly 7 years playing violin in an orchestra in China.  Now immersed in the world of strings, he looks forward to answering any questions you may have!