A family passion
It is natural to associate the harp with the name Salvi, a reference point for musicians since the mid 1900s. The story of Salvi Harps starts in 19th century in Venice with Aldo Salvi giving his name and starting what would become one of the leading harp brands in the world.
The family tradition continues with his son Rodolfo, which transfers the business first in Viggiano, then in America, where he raised three children: Albert, who will be defined by Nicanor Zabaleta as “the greatest harp player of all time,” Aida who will become a composer and harpist of the Chicago Opera. And Victor, who will become harpist of the New York Philharmonic and the NBC Orchestra directed by Arturo Toscanini.
For Victor Salvi, playing at the highest level is not enough. Soon, his artistic passion merges with that of enterprise and brings him to assume the responsibility to continue the family business. His dream is to create the world’s largest manufacturer of harps and make the instrument accessible to the widest possible audience.