We are proud to introduce ourselves with more than 400 opuses all over the world.
Our organ-building workshop is situated in Slovenia, in a place named Rogaška Slatina, which is 500 km far from Munich and 100 km from Graz. I learnt the organ-building trade in Germany, in the organ-building school in Ludwigsburg and my practical training took place in the organ-building workshop Hubert Sandtner in Dillingen. After having finished my education and practical training I returned to my homeland as the first skilled organ-builder in Slovenia after the year 1940. Being an organ-building expert, I participated in the establishment of the Diocesan organ-building workshop in Maribor, where I was also employed. Approximately a year later I decided to start an independent career in the field of organ-building and in 1990 I established my own workshop.
Today our workshop is one of the largest in Europe. We can boast of being very successful, as we are working on our organ No. 361 at the time. Our instruments can be heard and seen in more than 20 different countries: Our pipes were also built into the organs in Seoul in Korea, and in China.
We produce new classical mechanical organs, mechanical organs with an additional electrical stop and key action with the most modern computer devices which can be built into every mechanical or pneumatical organ system. We also restore and reconstruct organs of all types of builds and carry out the maintenance and servicing of organs.
The construction work for the organ configuration and its construction is carried out in our own workshop. From 1990 till 1992 we used to draw our plans manually, but since 1992 we have been making all the drawings by means of computers and the AUTO-CAD and other programs, adapted for organ building. Whenever starting a new organ-building project, our staffs carry out a thorough personal examination of the place and take all the necessary measurements. We pay a lot of attention to the acoustics of the interior, which is of vital importance to the organ-planning, especially at determining the halving scales and adjusting the sound to the interior. During this examination it is also important to determine how the windchests and pipes will be distributed, considering the space available for the instrument.
To create an organ which will perform its function well, regardless of the place where it is set up, an organ-builder with a lot of artistic, musical, mechanical and creative inspiration is required.
We are mostly expected to plan and produce a new instrument for interiors which already possess a rich cultural-historical identity, therefore it is important to consider their originality and adjust the instrument to the architecture, technics, acoustics and the sort of music. Thus, even at the beginning of organ-building works the originality, the beauty, the character and the mightiness of an organ depend largely on the factors stated above and are closely related to the interior decoration and the acoustics of each room. Last but not least, each instrument and each pipe – and there are sometimes a few thousands of pipes in an organ – is a unique specimen, accompanying us for hundreds of years. The plans for the organ must be carried out with utmost care, as the architecture of each church and each hall is somewhat special and unusual.