The Return of the Violin

Director: Haim Hecht |A Israel | 2012 | Documentary | English / Hebrew / Polish | English Subtitles | 65 min
Jerome Hoberman, Music Director and Conductor of The Hong Kong Bach Choir & Orchestra, will join us in-person to provide his insight into the story of The Return of the Violin.


VENUE: Golden Scene Cinema

Screening: Sunday, 12 November, 12:00pm
Tickets: HKD 110 | Students/Seniors HKD 80


A young Jewish boy [Bronislaw Huberman] from Czestochowa, Poland, plays the violin with such virtuosity that a nobleman gifts him a 1731 Stradivarius, which he later plays in front of composer Johannes Brahms. While playing at Carnegie Hall in 1936 Huberman’s violin is stolen. Forced to flee Europe at the onset of World War II, he emigrates to Israel where he establishes the Israeli National Orchestra (the present day Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra) and rescues hundreds of Jewish musicians from Nazi Europe. In this documentary, American violinist Joshua Bell reveals the compelling story of the violin, which was only recovered in 1985.

SPONSORED by Anonymous
SUPPORTED by Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC)