Andrea Bocelli's Guitar
Guitars have been an integral part of Maestro Bocelli’s life since he was a child.
A multi-instrumentalist who is an ardent fan of musical instruments, Andrea makes no secret of these passions, as attested to by the photographs that often depict him sitting in front of his piano in the dining room of his home, or holding this beautiful guitar. It has been a trusted friend and his partner on many occasions when inspiration has struck, ready to support his voice, wherever he may be, and ready to celebrate.
This is a guitar that has supported the most beloved voice in the world, in the vast repertoire that he performed throughout venues in Tuscany as a boy to pay for his singing lessons. This instrument that has accompanied the Maestro in happy and heartwarming moments is also a great piece of art – six mother-of-pearl beads, six strings pulled taut over the curves of two bridges and two enameled wooden sides – ready to move you and transform your thoughts into music.
Courtesy of Andrea Bocelli.
The Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF) was founded in 2011 by the Bocelli family after they were inspired by the love and positivity of Andrea Bocelli’s fans and partners around the world. Since then, ABF
has grown, becoming an independent non-profit organization led by professionals who oversee the strategic development of ideas.
The Foundation’s mission is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, and suffering due to disease and social exclusion by promoting and supporting national and international projects to help people overcome these barriers and express their full potential.
Since 2011, ABF has raised more than 30 million euros and funded the construction of 9 schools in Italy and Haiti, thereby allowing over 3,000 students to gain access to education. Every day, ABF guarantees access to drinking water to over 400,000 people and provides basic health care in 5 of the most remote and impoverished communities in Haiti.
Furthermore, the Foundation implements and promotes educational projects that use music as an additional element for social inclusion and the enhancement of talent, in line with goal 4.7 of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda.