Niv Ashkenazi: Violins of Hope

April 13, 2020, 9:00 am

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“Violins of Hope” is an artistic and educational project composed of instruments that were owned by Jewish musicians before and during the Holocaust. Violins in the collection were played in the concentration camps and ghettos, providing a source of comfort for some and a means of survival for others. “Niv Ashkenazi: Violins of Hope” is the first solo album to be recorded on one of these instruments. Niv Ashkenazi is the only violinist in the world to hold an instrument from the “Violins of Hope” collection on a long-term loan, and this album was conceived as a way to create a lasting record of the voice of that violin.