Stories from the Violins of Hope Australian Residency

A moving and pertinent play with live music, Stories from the Violins of Hope, has its Austalia Premiere from Wednesday, May 31 to Sunday, June 18 at Bondi Pavilion Theatre in New South Wales. The story tracks the many violins that were saved during and after World War II by a family of luthiers, the Weinsteins.

The lives of families affected by World War II and the Nazi regime are framed in the fate of their violins. The families cannot speak to us, but the violins’ perpetuation of musical voices gives expression to the fates of Jews from pre-war Germany through to the end of World War II.

Written by Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum and Ronda Spinak, the show’s live music was curated by Maestra Noreen Green, artist-in-residence and musical director for this production.


Classic Drive Radio Show
Interview conducted by Vanessa Hughes, ABC Classics
June 1, 2023

Stories from the Violins of Hope
Article by Carol Wimmer, Stage Whispers
June 2023

Stories from the Violins of Hope: Giving Voice to the Voiceless
Article by Jason Blake, Limelight
May 24, 2023

From Holocaust to Bondi: The Violin with a Century of Tales to Tell
Article by Jane CornwellThe Australian
May 18, 2023

‘Violins of Hope’ Tell Poignant Stories from Nazi Camps
Article by Steve Meacham, Plus 61J Media
May 16, 2023

The Violins of Hope: Stories from the Holocaust via the violins that were there
Article by Jennifer Mills, ABC Classics
May 10, 2023

A Family’s Work to Restore Violins Saved from the Holocaust Comes to the Sydney Stage
Article by Siobhan Moylan, The Sydney Morning Herald
May 8, 2023

Stories from the Violins of Hope Comes to Bondi Pavilion in May
Article by Stephi Wild, Broadway World
March 30, 2023