SEPTEMBER 16th 2023


Concert, lectures


The Raphael Mest lute's

The 12 course lute of the Linkoping library is a unique case among all surviving historical lutes: in it there are in fact fragments of strings that could most likely date back to the 18th century: more precisely, these are open-wound strings on a gut core (exactly like those indicated by le Coq in 1729 concerning the five-course guitar or for Violin by Brossard 1708 and Laborde 1782), The open wound strings, or demifileè fell into disuse towards the end of the 18th century. The rather long finding of a 1st gut string is interesting: if it is original it can be a Minikin? Following a string survey completed in 2018, it was then decided to have an exact replica of the instrument, which will be donated to the library where the original instrument is kept. In conjunction with the event of handing over the instrument, it was also planned to organize a small symposium with several speakers that will be followed by a short concert.

September 16th 2023 - 14.00 - 17.00

Kenneth Sparr 


14.00 - 15.00
'A Lute by Raphael Mest in Sweden' 

Mimmo Peruffo 

String maker and Researcher

15.00- 16.00
'The string's fragments of the Raphael Mest lute: what we can say?'

Antonio Dattis


16.00 - 17.00
 'The making of a copy of the lute by Raphael Mest, Padua 1633'

September 16th 2023 - 17.15 -17.30



Linköping Library auditorium 

Östgötagatan 5, 
582 32 Linköping,


Linköping city library is located at Östgötagatan 5.
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Public transportation

Linköping train station is approximately 15 minutes walking distance from the library. 

The bus station is next to the train station.
Buses recommended are number 12 to Lambohov (bus stop Konsert & Kongress or Länsstyrelsen) 
or number 1 to Skäggetorp (bus stop Konsert & Kongress). 
Tickets may be bought with contactless purchase by credit card on the bus. 

Linköping airport has daily


Parking fees are best handled with the app LinPark.
The parking garage Akilles is recommended.


Best Western and hotel Linköping
Situated in the same building as the parking garage Akilles, 300 meters from the library.
Clarion Collection Hotel Slottsparken
400 meters from the library
Elite Stora hotellet
650 meters from the library
Comfort Hotel Linköping city
650 meters from the library 

There are of course several other options, please go to for

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How much does it cost to participate in the event? ?

The event is completely free of charge, offered by our sponsors.

Is it necessary to make a reservation?

No tickets are provided and there is no need to book your attendance.

Is a vegetarian/vegan lunch planned or do you have problems with allergies?

The lunch break is not managed by the organisation, so you will have to find out for yourself if there are restaurants that can cater for your needs.