Chicago, IL. and Piasco, Italy – June 25, 2015
Lyon & Healy Harps and Salvi Harps are pleased to announce the appointment of Marco Salvi as their new President, effective immediately.
Marco has acted as head of investment banking in various institutions. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with degrees in economics and business administration. As the eldest son of the late Victor Salvi, harpist and founder of Salvi Harps, Marco grew up in the harp world and has a unique understanding of the craftsmanship necessary to build a quality instrument. Having studied harp at the Genoa Conservatory, he as well understands the technique and dedication necessary to play one. Marco brings a great mix of leadership and inspiration as we charge ahead as businesses committed to the craft of world-renowned harpmaking.
“Lyon & Healy Harps and Salvi Harps are cherished brands with a combined history of 187 years of building harps.
I am honored to lead the companies and their employees forward as we continue to deliver quality instruments and service to harpists.”
The master craftsmen of Salvi Harps in Piasco, Italy, devote their passion and knowledge to produce precious jewels of technology, design and sound. The result is pure harmony between technology and creativity, according to the traditional values of founder Victor Salvi, who constructed his first harp in 1954.
Founded in 1864 in Chicago, Lyon & Healy Harps built its first pedal harp in 1889 and has become recognized around the world for its craftsmanship acquired through an internal apprenticeship program. The Lyon & Healy sound is marked by its resonance, its clarity, its carrying ability and most importantly, its consistency.
Lyon & Healy Harps and Salvi Harps are part of a business group that manufactures and distributes globally both brands of lever and pedal harps.