Stakeholder Community

In Polifonia we are producing effective and easy-to-use solutions to improve the management of European music cultural heritage across a large variety of users and institutions. That includes stakeholders outside the project consortium, with whom we are collaborating to support development of products and services reusing Polifonia data and tools. This effort is led by the Innovation Task Force (ITF), which coordinates networking activities to foster the creation and growth of a Stakeholder Network, with the potential of sustaining the Polifonia ecosystem in the long term.

We have an exciting engagement programme for members of the Stakeholder Network, including support, materials, tutorials, transferable knowledge, workshops with travel support, data, and tools initially only available to early adopters.

Join the community

If you want to join our growing Stakeholder Network, please get in touch with us.



Wikimedia Foundation (WF) / Wikidata

The Wikimedia Foundation oversees projects like Wikipedia and Wikidata, aiming to provide free access to knowledge and support collaborative content creation on the internet. Wikidata is a structured data repository within the Wikimedia projects.

Universitat de Lleida

University of Lleida in Catalonia, Spain, known for its academic programs and research initiatives across multiple fields.

The International Festival Milton Keynes

Annual cultural festival in Milton Keynes, UK, featuring a diverse range of performances, events, and activities from various artistic disciplines.

Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la città metropolitana di Bologna e le province di Modena, Reggio Emilia e Ferrara

Local governmental institute for Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Landscape for the metropolitan city of Bologna and the provinces of Modena, Reggio Emilia, and Ferrara, Italy.

Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio del Molise

Local governmental institute for Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Landscape of Molise, Italy, responsible for the protection and promotion of cultural heritage in the Molise region.

Pontificia Fonderia Marinelli

The Pontifical Marinelli Foundry, an Italian bell foundry with a long history, known for crafting bells for churches and institutions worldwide.

Museo delle Campane Marinelli

Museum associated with the Marinelli Bell Foundry, showcasing the history and craftsmanship of bells produced by the renowned Marinelli family.

Museo del Violino

Violin Museum, located in Cremona, Italy, dedicated to the history, craftsmanship, and artistry of violin-making.

Ministero della Cultura

The Ministry of Culture, responsible for cultural policies, preservation of cultural heritage in Italy.

Irish Traditional Music Archives

Dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich tradition of Irish traditional music through archives, exhibitions, and educational initiatives.

Dublin City University

University in Dublin, Ireland, known for its emphasis on research, innovation, and providing a dynamic learning environment across various disciplines.

DRAKE Music Scotland

Dedicated to creating accessible music-making opportunities for people with disabilities, using innovative technologies and approaches.

Associazione Italiana di Campanologia

The Italian Association of Campanology, focused on the study and promotion of the art of bell ringing and the cultural heritage associated with it.

Associazione Campanari Liguri

Bell ringers association in the Liguria region, Italy, involved in preserving and promoting the tradition of campanology.

Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML) is England’s national folk music and dance archive, an essential resource for anybody interested in the folk arts.

Klezmer Institute

The Klezmer Institute supports Ashkenazic expressive culture through research, teaching, publishing, and programming.


Muziekweb is the Dutch National musiclibrary and since 2022 part of the Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision.


Featuring 120 years of data, MusicID is an essential resource for music academics and industry professionals.

Nationaal Instituut voor de Orgelkunst

Nationaal Instituut voor de Orgelkunst (NIvO) was established in 1994 with the goal to promote the organ art, to create the guarantee to maintain the unique position of the organ and to stimulate a responsible use of the historic organ.

Göteborgs internationella orgelakademi

The Gothenburg International Organ Academy (GIOA) shines a light on Gothenburg’s magnificent organ landscape with concerts and lectures by leading organists.


The Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH) aims to enhance and support digitally-enabled research and teaching across the arts and humanities.

Music Tech France

Music Tech France listens to innovators in the music industry, regardless of their type of structure or stage of development of their projects. We deploy an exchange platform dedicated to our members and our team is constantly available for any suggestion from member companies.

Institute of Musicology at the University of Warsaw


Since 2009 Peachnote develops the world’s first search engine for digitized sheet music, an app that links scores with thousands of recordings measure by measure, an IoT platform, apps and devices for pianos, a real-time mobile movement similarity search, a tool for literary research, and much more.

Grieg Research Centre – University Bergen

The Centre for Grieg Research does research on Edvard Grieg’s works, his historical importance and cultural relevance in the past and the present. The centre’s goal is further to contribute to international research on the diverse traditions in Norwegian music after Grieg and the close exchanges between regional music and international trends in the Nordic regions.


Scientific Reseach Centre, Faculty of Economy UV

University of Louvain

The University of Louvain is an international university engaged in society: a multitude of services, job opportunities and alumni privileges.


Deezer is a French online music streaming service. It allows users to listen to music content from record labels, as well as podcasts on various devices online or offline.

Created in Paris, Deezer currently has 90 million licensed tracks in its library, with over 30,000 radio channels, 100 million playlists, 16 million monthly active users, and 7 million paid subscribers as of January 2019.

The service is available for Web, Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry OS, Windows, and MacOS.

IC Eleonora Pimentel Fonseca

IC Eleonora Pimentel Fonseca – Pontecagnano (SA), Italy.

Philharmonie de Paris

Philharmonie de Paris is the major French institution dedicated to music with 3 concert halls, a Museum, the Orchestre de Paris, an Education Department and online library, where a large public can listen, watch, learn, discover and practice music in every form.

Music Dept. – University of Glasgow

The School has six Subject Areas, a dedicated Professional Services team, and over 140 academic and professional staff. With around 1500 undergraduate students, over 250 taught postgrads, over 100 postgrad researchers.

Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio di Genova e La Spezia

The Superintendencies originate from the Regional Offices for the Conservation of Monuments, dependent on the Ministry of Public Education. The Regional Offices are headed by the most authoritative of the Regional Delegates for the reform of the list of national monuments, the first “decentralised” structures of the Ministry, created by Ministerial Decree of 27/11/1884.

Phonographic Performance Limited

PPL is the UK’s music licensing company for over 120,000 performers and recording rightsholders. We have been licensing the use of recorded music in the UK since 1934.

Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales (ICCMU) / Didone

A research centre attached to the Complutense University of Madrid, whose aims are scientific research, the recovery and dissemination of the Hispanic musical heritage and specialised teaching.

Utrecht University

Utrecht University researches, educates and communicates the results across disciplines and shares knowledge and insights that lay the foundation for the future. Shared perspectives are the source of tomorrow’s solutions. is a network consisting of six consortium partners active in the performing arts. In addition, works together with network partners in the heritage sector.



Research group LABO XIX&XX places music heritage in context and focuses on the music and stage culture of Belgium, specifically of Antwerp. Through a variety of subjects, ranging from 17th century Christmas carols to jazz in the harbour docks of Antwerp, LABO XIX&XX enters into a dynamic dialogue with a continuously evolving history.

MUSICA2 – Huma Num Consortium

Dedicated to digital musicology, MUSICA2 aims to promote and support the latest national and international initiatives dedicated to digital music data. The consortium focuses more particularly on the accessibility and interoperability of various musical corpora (score, prosopography, iconography, etc.) in order to improve the analysis and reuse of data. It also intends to develop methods and tools in order to boost the exchange of FAIR data within the musicological community.

Digital Music Observator

The Digital Music Observatory is a fully automated, open source, open data observatory that links public datasets in order to provide a comprehensive view of the European music industry.

Ricercar Lab

The Ricercar Lab aims to study and promote all musical expressions of the early modern period. We have three main objectives:
1. To enrich our knowledge of Renaissance music in all its aspects: repertoires, compositional processes, performance practices, global studies, theory, iconography, and organology
2. To construct databases and online repertoires
3. To promote musical heritage

Ricercar is hosted by the Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance (CNRS, Université de Tours, Ministère de la Culture).


The KNAW Humanities Cluster is devoted to innovative, state-of-the-art research in the humanities.  The KNAW Humanities Cluster houses researchers, experts in digital data and collection management, (data) collections and digital infrastructure, all supported by a professional department of Operational Management.

PRISM Laboratory

PRISM is an interdisciplinary laboratory, jointly administered by the CNRS, Aix-Marseille University and the Ministry of Culture, which gathers researchers, university lecturers, and artists specialized in topics related to image, sound and music. PRISM promotes interdisciplinarity around the issues of perception, representations and their uses.

The laboratory structure is based on 3 interdisciplinary axes, one of which deals with the processes of creation/interpretation/recreation, improvisation and artistic practices. This axis includes researchers in Music and Musicology, Cinema, Visual Arts and Contemporary Performance. The issue of data reuse and the life of the archive is addressed in various projects.

Universidad Complutense de Madrid / IDEA Lab Research Group

IDEA Lab: Innovation in Direction, Evaluation and Administration of information and documentation organizations and services.

VAST – Values Across Space and Time

VAST envisions to bring values to the forefront in the field of advanced digitisation. By providing advanced modelling, methods, techniques and digital tools, enabling the collaborative study, annotation and continuous capture and digitisation of experiences, it will examine narratives that represent significant moments of European culture/history and narratives stemming from citizen experiences, to study how the meaning of specific values has been expressed through different narratives and user experiences.


Richard Freedman

Renaissance Music Expert / Professor of Music at Haverford College

RAZ Jayasuriya

Professional Percussionist & Educator

Hans Fidom

Professor of Organ Studies at VU Amsterdam

Paul Peeters

Pipe Organ Historian / Göteborg Organ Art Center

Philippe Lalitte

Researcher Sorbonne Université

Jaap Jan Steensma

Musicologist and Pipe Organ Consultant

Henk Verhoef

Pipe Organ Consultant

Chris Jacquin

BBC New Voices Scottish composer & performer

Cees van der Poel

Pipe Organ Consultant

Alberto Maldonado

Open University

Rodolfo Delmonte

Computational linguistics, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Vasiliki Sirakouli

Anthropology of Music / Ethnomusicology

Rebekah Ahrendt

Utrecht University

Aniebiet Inyang Ntui

University of Calabar
Aniebiet Inyang Ntui is a Nigerian Academic, Author and a Professor of Library and Information Science. She serving as the 5th Substantive University Librarian of the University of Calabar. In August 2022, she was named as the “Most Read Researcher in Nigeria” based on data provided by Web of Science.
The University of Calabar is a public university situated in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. It is one of the best ranked Nigerian Second-Generation Federal University. The University of Calabar was a campus of the University of Nigeria until 1975.

María Gamboa Pérez

Stochastic and Computer Music, Complutense University of Madrid

Martín Gómez-Ullate

Maria Luisa Onida

High school literature teacher

Abdul Gafur

Indian classical music

Natalie Senjov-Makohon

Ukranian Intangible Heritage

Mirjam Visscher

University Utrecht

Altin Guberi

Professional English to Albanian Interpreter & Translator.