On Tuesday, 7 November , the Giuseppe Tartini Conservatory of Trieste hosted the kick-off meeting of the capitalization project – Enhancing the impacts and synergies of cultural tourism under the banner of Giuseppe Tartini, aimed at consolidating and further developing the results (experiences, methods and models, research tools and knowledge) acquired during the INTERREG 2014-2020 programming with the "tARTini" project, and to transfer the methodology to other entities of the area.
As the name of the project suggests, the centrepiece of the initiative is the legacy of the famous violinist and composer who helped forge Europe's musical identity in the eighteenth century. Today, the responsibility of caring for the legacy of his work in the world unites Italy and Slovenia, setting up a solid cultural and touristic bridge in the border region.
The novelty introduced in the INTERREG VI-A Italy-Slovenia programme 2021–2027 with a call for capitalization, which finances this project, enables the continuation and the consolidation of the preservation, study, research and publication of Tartini's heritage, which is already digitalized on the website. This time, the subject of the research will also cover the legacy of his students, who were active all over Europe. The project strives to promote this heritage both in the cross-border environment and among the wider international audience.
The kick-off meeting of the project, organized by the Giuseppe Tartini Conservatory of Music as lead partner, was an opportunity for the partners to discuss the project activities, plan together the next steps and share their action plans. Activities include the identification, cataloguing and digitization of new Tartini sources and the transfer of good practices, the establishment of a cross-border youth orchestra, the organization of about ten cross-border events, the expansion of the "Tartini & Friends" cultural tourism route, as well as the development of two strategies for the conservation and enhancement of Tartini's cultural heritage for the sake of education and research, and for the promotion of music tourism.
The meeting was enhanced by the musical performance of the Guitar student Rino Cetinić who played some compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach and a visit to the Tartini Room, an exhibition space dedicated to the Master of Nations, set up in the Trieste Conservatory as part of the Interreg "tARTini" project.