About us

FIMA - Italian Foundation for Early Music - formerly known as SIFD (Italian Recorder Society, founded in 1971 by Giancarlo Rostirolla) - is a non-profit organization based in Rome.

FIMA runs every year in Urbino an International Course of Early Music, an Early Music Festival and a Trade Exhibition for instruments makers.

FIMA publishes an annual journal called RECERCARE and maintains a specialized library.

For further information on our Foundation, dowload our social balance (in italian).

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Recercare on JSTOR

Recercare, the FIMA journal, is available on JSTOR


I chose the Italian Society of Recorder Unique, Truthful, Ancient and Accepted.  Umberto Eco, 1986