Founded in 1962 in accordance with the wishes of Ugo and Olga Levi, the Foundation is entirely dedicated to all aspects of music, ranging from ancient to contemporary, organology and ethnomusicology. Located in Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, built by Baldassare Longhena overlooking the Grand Canal of Venice facing the Gallerie dell’Accademia, it both cultivates and encourages performances and studies, mainly of a musicological and interdisciplinary nature, thanks to its specialist library, guest accommodation facilities for scholars, concerts, exhibitions, seminars, conferences, scholarships, courses, journals, books and records, and organizes activities in Venice and the Veneto, in Italy and abroad.
Davide Croff, President
The Library, in order to complete the maintenance works, it is open only by appointment from monday to friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The “Gianni Milner” Library is specialized in the music sector: its original patrimony, which consisted of handwritten and printed documents comprising a collection that is one of its kind, was enriched over the years with purchases on the antique market and has a section dedicated to the mediaeval and renaissance age. Continue
The Levi Foundation has always strived to ensure that its theoretical research goes hand in hand with the performance of studied music, organizing high profile concerts with performances of little known and at times unpublished musical repertoires. Continue