Discovering harps

The day includes: Museo dell’Arpa Victor Salvi and the Salvi Harps

Participants will visit the Museo dell’Arpa Victor Salvi and Salvi Harps of Piasco, the best known around the world for harp manufacturing. They will be able to discover the processing techniques and secrets by following the process from sanding red maple boards to varnishing, watching the MASTER CRAFTSMEN take care of aesthetic detail with meticulous marquetry and then seeing researchers monitoring the sound through accurate testing. It will be possible to witness the birth of a unique instrument, a real WORK OF ART, consisting of approximately 2000 mechanical pieces and 150 wooden parts. The visit continues to the MUSEO DELL’ARPA VICTOR SALVI, where the historical harps of the Collection, desired by Victor and Julia Salvi are exhibited. The technical and expressive evolution of the instrument can be followed through the vision of truly unique pieces made from the beginning of the 18th century to the first half of the 20th century.
Participants will be able to listen to the sound of the harp and everyone may try to play this instrument.
Upon request, middle schools specializing in music, Music Schools and Conservatories have the opportunity to book special activities with additional costs to be verified according to the requests.

Costs: A student ticket, including a guided tour of the Museo dell’Arpa Victor Salvi and the Salvi Harps is reduced to € 4.00, while the disabled, teachers and helpers have free admission.

Information and bookings:
Tel 0175 270510 - Mobile 335 5226851 - Fax 0175 270512

Where: Activities will take place in Piasco.

Duration: The visit to the Museum and the Salvi Harps will last approximately two and a half hours.