Violins of Hope (August 26-September 26, 2022)

The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis is proud to present the Violins of Hope Exhibit in tandem with the 11th Quadrennial Competition.  The Exhibit will be at the Rhythm! Discovery Center in downtown Indianapolis.

The Violins of Hope is a collection of 70 violins, violas and cellos all compiled since the end of World War II.  The instruments were symbols of hope during the holocaust, each belonging to Jews before and during the war.  Father and son violin makers Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein from Tel Aviv and Istanbul collected the instruments from survivors and lovingly restored them for exhibitions and concerts throughout the world.  The Exhibit will display a portion of the collection and the extraordinary stories behind each instrument.