The objective of the center of Luthiery and Wind Instruments is to form a cohort of high quality professionals through technical teachings and Luthiery knowledge, under the baton of international masters. Combining the educational plan of Luthiery with a strategy that permits those to apply what they learn on the instruments that require technical attention as an exercise to facilitate, on one hand, the recuperation of deteriorated instruments and, in the other hand, the consolidation of learning in the context of Music teaching in Colombia.
Since 2008, the framework of the international Cartagena music festival has accomplished clinical reparations of musical wind instruments and broken strings, expositions and Luthiery workshops. In 2016, during the tenth edition of the Festival, ten clinical maintenance and reparation of Musical wind instruments and broken strings were accomplished, a workshop of bagpipes and drum building, a luthiery workshop for children, the exposition “La Música antes de la música”, y three conversations of preventive maintenance. As a whole, 100 instruments were built and there were 139 reparations.
The center of Luthiery, in the framework of the Festival, they took to four municipalities of Bolivia the clinic of maintenance of wind instruments, to benefit the bands of the region. By any means, the workshop of building bagpipes and drums that will enlighten those in attendance about traditional music of the Caribbean coast. Additionally, the exposition of our school, “La música antes de la música”, will present, for the first time, guitars and violins as a result of the course of building these instruments. The centers are a project of the Fundación Salvi, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, in the framework of the Plan Nacional de Música para la Convivencia. Since 2015, the project counts on the decided support of finance of the Fundación Mario Santo Domingo.
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