Dutch virtuoso Janine Jansen and Director of the Royal Opera Sir Antonio Pappano dazzle as they embark on a journey to record an album on 12 of the world's greatest Stradivari violins.
Janine becomes acquainted with each of the violins and selects works that fit them best. Made by the legendary luthier Antonio Stradivarius, some of these violins have not been played for 200 years, while others belonged to the greatest virtuosos ever - including Kreisler, Milstein, Haendel and Shumsky.
Janine falls ill with Covid, but recovers to rehearse and record this astonishing album with just a day to spare before the first violin must be returned to its owner. The film shows not only what makes these the most unique stringed instruments in the world, but also the enormous humour, spark and energy that drives two of the world's leading musicians at the top of their creative game.
81m + 50m Special Cinema Only Feature - No interval
Tickets £12.50 (Friends £10)