A Pilgrimage to Ernst Sites in Nice
In May 2016, Pierre Bensaid, professor of the violin at the Nice conservatoire, invited the Californian violinist and collector, Joe Gold, to give a recital, and afterwards they were joined by four more Ernstians to tour the most important Ernst sites in Nice. The following photographs record their pilgrimage:
Joe Gold brings the tribute of a (last) rose and reunites Ernst with his violin case.
On the seafront. Left to right: Pierre Allain (violinmaker and violin historian), Pascale Ernst (Parisian Lawyer and descendant of Alfred Ernst), Pierre Bensaid, Joe Gold, and Volkmar Holz (violin historian and leader of the second violins in the Nice Philharmonic/Opera).
Joe Gold at the Nice Conservatoire
Robert Waechter (leader of the Nice Philharmonic/Opera) telling the manageress of the Hotel Cresp that part of her Hotel was once the apartment in which Ernst lived during his last year; some holday reading is also recommended.