Violins of Hope: exhibition of the violins from the Holocaust 27/09/2019 at 10:00 in Red Room
Cremona Musica pays homage to “Violins of Hope” hosting some of the violins of this moving exhibition, that tells the story of the Holocaust through the authentic violins played by the victims. On September 28 these instruments (that will be exhibited from 27 to 29 September) will be played in concert by the Turkish violinist Cihat Askin.
Cremona Musica will also host Amnon Weinstein, the conceiver and founder of “Violins of Hope”, who will receive the Cremona Musica Award for the best project. The Cremona Musica Awards are the recognition set up by CremonaFiere to award the protagonists of International music that give a special contribution to the spread of the values linked to great music. The awards are given each year in Cremona, during Cremona Musica.
The project “Violins of Hope” recounts not just the history at large, but also the individual stories of the victims of the Holocaust, through the lens of music and violins. In this way, the audience is able to understand the horror of those years, reflecting on the single stories, but also on the value of music and musical instruments for men, especially in a tragic era like that.
The instruments were collected and restored by Amnon Weinstein himself, who is an Israeli luthier graduated at the School of Lutherie of Cremona. “Violins of Hope” has traveled all around the world in these years: the violins have been exhibited and played in many cities of the United States of America, but also in Europe.