John Holloway

John Holloway plays “baroque violin” with gut strings and a special bow. He also prefers to use autograph manuscripts of the music he plays so he can learn from the composer’s notations and handwriting, and he researches the historic context so they will inform and influence his playing. He’s a fan and champion of music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Heinrich Biber, and other 17th and 18th century composers, and has made recordings of their music that are both enjoyable and illuminating. John Holloway chatted with Suzanne about his meticulous and scholarly approach.