The soul of the violin
The king of the instruments, seen by its performers

This film tells the fascinating and incredible story of the violin: its life, its past, how it travelled through Europe (Cremona, London, Paris), in the past and today.

The violin's world always fascinated us because it is the reflection of our deepest emotions: Joy, pain, life and death...

This film puts into words those emotions with the testimony of the artists: Yehudi Menuhin, Pierre Amoyal, Ivry Gitlis and also the violin maker Etienne Vatelot...

Pierre Amoyal
Patrice Fontanarosa
Ivry Gitlis
Serghei Krilov
Hugh Maguire
Yehudi Menuhin
Anne-Sophie Mutter


Marco Fracassi
Stefania Mormone

Movie director : André Delacroix

Duration : 54 min
Production date : 1993
Production : © FRANCE 3 RIFF International production
Available version(s) : EN, FR