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Italian Foundation for EArly Music

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Urbino Giovani

The Young Side of Urbino Early Music

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Number XXVIII/1-2 2016 is available

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Urbino Early Music

The Best of Early Music in the Gem of the Italian Renaissance

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FIMAItalian Foundation for Early Music

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).

Urbino Early Music 2020The Courses

LII Edition July 20-29 2020

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Urbino GiovaniThe Young Side of Urbino Early Music


July 21-27 2019

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The Urbino Early Music FestivalThe Best of Early Music in the Gem of the Italian Renaissance

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RecercareThe Musicology Journal of the Italian Foundation for Early Music

Starting in 1989, RECERCARE publishes scholarly articles on Italian music and musical culture, and on the musical relations between Italy and other countries from the fourteenth century to the first half of the nineteenth century. The journal accepts texts in Italian, English, German, French and Spanish. For articles written not in English, English summaries are provided.

ANVUR (Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research Systems): class A

ERIH Plus (European Reference Index for the Humanities)

Jstor Archive: coverage 1989–2015


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

Umberto Eco 1986

Paolo Scarnecchia“We preserve unique and valuable manuscripts. Some of the most prestigious and competent musicians and scholars have chosen to come and live in Italy to breathe every day the language, art, architecture, nature in which our vocal and instrumental music have developed, but in general the institutions do not pay enough attention to this part of our cultural heritage. Urbino Early Music is a happy exception and there is more need than ever of his presence .” Paolo Scarnecchia
Mara Lacchè“FIMA has been confirmed as one of the most authoritative festivals of ancient music for the originality of the programs and the artistic importance of the performers invited, as well as for the variety of educational offerings, important lure for many students, coming from twenty-four countries.” Mara Lacchè

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FIMA - Fondazione Italiana per la Musica Antica

Via Col di Lana, 7 00195, Roma, Italia


Post Address: C.P. 6159 - Ufficio Roma Prati, 00195 Roma