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    The Violin's Voice

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    The Violin's Voice

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The Violin's Voice

a film by Benedikt Schulte

The Violin's Voice

Germany | 2018 | 52:00 min

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Documentary Music film
Synopsis
Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Martin Schleske (master luthier) How can we describe the intimate connection between an instrument and its player? How can a piece of wood become „the love of my life“, as Frank Peter Zimmermann calls his 1711 Stradivarius „Lady Inchiquin“?
The instrument, worth 6 million Euros, was locked away in a safe for more than two years - due to bankruptcy of its lender, a German bank. This documentary follows the world renowned violinist as he reunites with his beloved violin.
Zimmermann’s story is intertwined with another master’s search for perfection. We look behind the scenes and witness the creation of a contemporary violin by the “21st Century Stradivari”, Martin Schleske.


"What makes an exceptional violin and how does it enter into a relationship with a musician? A double portrait of the violinist Peter Zimmermann, who lost his Stradivari and then got it back again, and the master violin maker Martin Schleske, who is working on the instrument of his life." DOK.fest Munich
Cast and Crew
  • Director Benedikt Schulte
  • Producer Grete Liffers
  • Screenwriter Grete Liffers, Benedikt Schulte
  • Director of Photography Benedikt Schulte, Paul Müller-Hahl
  • Editor Eva Hartmann
  • Sound Cornelia Böhm, Claudia Leder
Original Languages

German

Production Company
EuroArts Music International GmbH
Bundesallee 39-40, 10717 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 86390350

Fax: +49 30 863903510

musicdistribution@euroarts.com
http://www.euroarts.com
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