The Last Violin

Ilustrations by Gabriel Salvadó

Octavi’s father is a luthier; he makes violins, the best violins in the world. He is a true master of his craft. Octavi loves going to the workshop to watch his father work.

But one day the luthier’s hands begin to shake and he must make a decision. It is when a very odd couple – the ‘Pigtails’ – come to commission the last violin, not to play it, but because they are collectors of ‘last things’.

Curious, don’t you think? And when he begins carry out the assignment the father realises that the idea of a violin that is not to be played, is a nonsense.

And in a sudden change of heart, he takes a final and wise decision.