Vio­lins and Hope: From the Holo­caust to Sym­pho­ny Hall

  • From the Publisher
September 1, 2021

Doc­u­men­tary and con­cep­tu­al art pho­tog­ra­ph­er Daniel Levin trav­eled to the work-shop of Israeli luthi­er Amnon Wein­stein, the founder of the renowned Vio­lins of Hope pro­gram, to explore this great man’s life’s mis­sion. In doing so, he uncov­ered not only beau­ti­ful pho­to­graph­ic rep­re­sen­ta­tions of Amnon’s process­es of restora­tion of del­i­cate vio­lins that mirac­u­lous­ly sur­vived the Holo­caust, but his inti­mate work­shop as well. With Vio­lins and Hope From the Holo­caust to Sym­pho­ny Hall, Levin has brought the work­shop out of itself, to be seen by the world for the very first time. Levin’s research led to extra­or­di­nary sto­ries that include fig­ures such as Bro­nis­law Huber­man, Ger­man For­eign Min­is­ter Frank-Wal­ter Stein­meier, Joshua Bell, Shlo­mo Minz, Arturo Toscani­ni, Johannes Brahms, and even actors Daniel Craig, and Adrien Brody, each whose lives are inex­tri­ca­bly inter­twined with Weinstein’s.

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