Salvi 豎琴

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Untitled Document Here are videos of a Salvi Iris concert grand gilded harp supplied by Tsang Fook Piano Co Ltd, being played by a Russian harpist in the Habour Grand Hotel Hong Kong, in June 2009.

It was a passionate commitment to the improvement of his art that drove the young harpist, Victor Salvi, to build his first harp in 1954. Today, this same commitment serves as the foundation for Salvi Harps, where craftsmen and engineers work side by side, devoted to the integration of the time-honored tradition of old-world craftsmanship with the continuing technological advancements of the 20th century. This marriage of science and art has resulted in a truly superior instrument, an exquisite harp whose deep, rich, melodic tone resonates throughout concert halls and practice rooms around the world.

Master craftsmen at the Salvi Harp Workshop, nestled in the hills of the picturesque Italian countryside, take great pride in individually handcrafting each instrument. It is under these craftsmen\'s watchful eyes, that each harp is built with the strictest quality control standards from only the finest woods. Spruce is hand-selected from the tone-rich forests of Europe, the same forests from which the world\'s greatest violins have been produced, and solid White Maple from the lush forests of Upper Michigan is chosen for its stability and resilience. These woods are crafted into an instrument of great beauty, whose very composition is inspired by the music of the harp. From the magnificent wood inlay on the Arianna to the sculpted column of the Scolpita, Salvi harps has continually departed from the traditional designs of the period, always striving to evolve the art form.

It is this continual quest for perfection in design and construction that has resulted in an instrument of brilliant expression, producing perfect half-tones and precise pitch, an instrument worthy of the performers for whom it is created. It is with these instruments that Salvi Harps extends our commitment to the future advancement of the performers for whom it is created. It is with these instruments that Salvi Harps extends our commitment to the future advancement of the harp. For every music lover, young student, or professional, we stand behind this commitment in our unwavering support of the fine art of harp performance. From sponsoring master-classes and competitions throughout the world, to commissioning outstanding new works for the harp, Salvi Harps truly offers each harpist the tools through which beautiful music may be created. The quest for evolution, combined with years of research and development, has placed Salvi Harps at the forefront of innovative harp design. Intensive research on the mechanics of the harp led to the introduction that utilizes specially engineered nylon bushings and double bearing surfaces to reduce friction within the harp, thus, allowing the pedals to move freely with the action, in one silent, fluid motion. Salvi strove to further improve the performance capabilities of the harp through the invention of a high-grade laminated neck. The resilience of this laminated neck adds structural resistance to the pull of the strings, safeguarding the harp against any damage to the neck while at the same time, sustaining its intonation.

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