Viscount is built upon a foundation of tradition, craftsmanship, technology, and passion. These tenets have guided the Galanti family for over three generations, and have helped create a legacy of dependable high quality products paired with the integrity you would expect from a family-owned company. The history of Galanti accordions began in the late 19th century when Antonio Galanti, musician and craftsman, founded a small accordion production facility in Mondaino, Italy. The first Galanti factory was established in 1917, and in subsequent years a number of instruments including accordions, guitars, and more were produced, throughout the early years of the company.
In 1969 Marcello Galanti founded Viscount International, devoted to producing electronic organs, classic organs and digital pianos. In the 80’s the sector of electronic musical instruments was revolutionized by the advent of new digital technologies allowing for a remarkable evolution in quality and performance of their product line. In 1999, Marcello Galanti died, leaving his business to his son Mauro, and daughter Loriana, who renewed the product catalogue and expanded their R&D personnel including a new R&D Lab based in Ancona, Italy.
With the advent of the new millennium and the increase in global competitiveness, the company faces a new challenge, focusing on innovative sound generation technologies through physical modeling, offering electronic musical instruments with exclusive performance. This has culminated in the release of Viscount’s proprietary Physis® Technology, which allows for accurate pipe organ sounds based on how the organ is played, not just the notes that are played.
Technology and tradition are benchmarks of Viscount’s success as a company. That’s why this little family-owned business from rural Italy has gone big, quietly becoming one of the largest manufacturers of organs and digital classical keyboard instruments in the world. More than that, Viscount is an institution built upon the cornerstones of integrity and quality, with ideals that augment their unsurpassed products. Their reputation as a business is nothing without the unrivaled sound of their instruments. Viscount is the industry leader for Classical, Digital, & Hybrid Pipe Organs, and Studio, & Home Practice Organs. Other companies may try and compete with our product, but we prefer to let the sound speak for itself. Listen for yourself! Check out this outstanding video of organist Mark Laubach performing ‘Be Thou My Vision’ on a beautiful UNICO 370 DK in Wilke-Barre, PA, installed by Whitesel Church Organs.
The Future of Music is our Mission, based on simple but clear values that guide us in our work.
Living in Italy means being surrounded by beauty, masterpieces of art, architecture and musical tradition. This beauty, and grandeur is evident in each one of our instruments.
We always pay the utmost attention to the design and manufacture of our instruments, taking care of the smallest details and finishes in compliance with current regulations. Owning a Viscount instrument means owning an instrument that will last a lifetime.
Viscount makes use of the most advanced technologies in the Software, Hardware and Mechanical field developed and adapted with competence to the specific field of musical instruments. Our proprietary innovations, including the revolutionary Physis® Technology , allow us to create products of great impact and exclusive performance.
Music is not only the core of our business, but it is something that elevates our minds and souls.