Amati's Dream
CD cover, link to video page
for Narrator, Violin and Orchestra
Author and Composer Kim Märkl
Narrated by Sir Roger Moore
Violin, Key Märkl
Raphael is apprenticed to the renowned violin maker Nicolo Amati but secretly dreams of becoming a musician. One night, after sweeping up the sawdust in the workshop, Raphael reaches up and, like a ripe apple, plucks a violin from its hook. Then he begins to play. The story takes place in Cremona three hundred years ago and explores the beauty and mystery of the violin. Legendary actor Sir Roger Moore brings Amati’s Dream vividly to life.

The original music features Key-Thomas Märkl in a lyrical performance on a violin made by Amati’s most famous pupil, Antonio Stradivari.

Sir Roger Moore was a British Actor born on October 14, 1927, in London, England. He was best known for playing the secret agent James Bond. In 2003, he was knighted, and in 2008, he was appointed Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters of France. In addition, he was a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.

Key Märkl is the son of a Japanese pianist and a German violinist. He has been a violinist with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1990. In addition to teaching at the Munich Conservatory of Music, he performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe.

Amati’s Dream sheet music for violin and piano is available at