The Ugo and Olga Foundation for music studies

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 is open by appointment from monday to friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Il 5 x 1000 alla Fondazione Ugo e Olga Levi onlus firmate e indicate il codice fiscale della Fondazione 02956060277 nello spazio riservato al Volontariato. questa donazione non costa al contribuente e non è un'alternativa all'otto per mille.
La Fondazione Ugo e Olga Levi ha bisogno del sostegno di tutti coloro che credono nel suo lavoro di ricerca e di valorizzazione degli studi musicologici.



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with the performance of studied music, organizing high profile concerts with performances of little known and at times unpublished musical repertoires.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