buschbeck organbuilding

Tampa, Florida
Jehmlich organ in old Buchholz case in the Dom of Greifswald

Friedemann Buschbeck was trained as an organbuilder in Germany, and has had extensive experience in Germany and the United States. He served a three year apprenticeship in the Deutsche Demokratische Republik at the Schule für Orgelbau at Joachimstal. This training also involved work experience in the employ of Jehmlich Orgelbau in his home town of Dresden over a period of six years. He participated in the construction, as well as the restoration of small and large instruments, most importantly of the new concert organ in the Schauspielhaus Berlin, the 19th century romantic Lütkemüller organ in the Cathedral of Güstrow and of the new Jehmlich organ in the historic case from Casl August Buchholz. Having had experience in restoring tracker action instruments, he had the privilege of working for several years for the Orgelwerkstatt of Kristian Wegscheider in Dresden, which did historical restorations of Saxon organs by Gottfried Silbermann and his successor Zacharias Hildebrant, in addition to the construction of modern instruments based on regional baroque principles. Because of the fact that Silbermann organs were associated with Johann Sebastian Bach, the Saxon baroque tradition has had an influence on American organ building. Friedemann moved to the US in 1994, and established a workshop in Tampa, Florida. Here he has had the opportunity of restoring a number of historical tracker action instruments, and has worked for two American organ-building firms, Susan Tattersall of Rhinbeck, New York, and Taylor and Boody of Staunton Virginia. 










In der Kirche
In der Kirche
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