The explosion ringing in my ears echoed through the narrow lane leading towards this holy place, eradicating the tranquility of what a few moments before was a pleasant summer gathering of worshipers; some drawn by curiosity, others by obligation, and a few by an unquenchable yearning for truth - or if not truth, then at least a moment of communion. It was midday.

So begins The Morning Light, a violin maker’s story of music, craftsmanship and the seeking of serenity set against homelessness, twists of fate, journeying in a holy land and a never ending desire to reproduce the sweet and soulful sound of a grandfather’s violin, fine-tuned to play with a resonance that connects the heart.

Poetic, engaging and original, The Morning Light is a charming story of discovering the ancient and shared voice within each of us.