Welcome to Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast #91!
Today's guest is organ builder Oliver Schulte from Germany, who is the owner of Schulte Orgelbau. He specializes in the development of all kinds of organ concepts and has over 30 years of experience in new construction and restoration.
In 1997-2000 Oliver apprenticed in his Dad's workshop and 2001 started working at Martin Vier organbuilding in black forest (restoring German early romantic organs).
In 2004 he continued his education by taking a masterclass in Ludwigsburg and in 2005 completing his MBA studies.
The most important organ for Oliver is surely the Binns-Schulte organ in the church of Heilig Kreuz, Bonn-Limperich. It was his first project as the owner of Orgelbau Schulte and by far the most important project because it was the first English rebuild they did. His company would not be what it is now without this instrument.
In this conversation, among many other things, Oliver talks about what does it take to restore old English organs.
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