Istanbul Pipe Organ Team continues its work in restoring historical instruments and organizing organ concerts.

We are pleased to be association with the Opus Amadeus Istanbul International Pipe Organ Festival, and prepare and tune the Gebrüder-Rieger Op.596 for these events.

We also value the encouraging and supportive comments made from those who had the chance to play for one of the festival’s concerts or joined us during our work.

It was a very great pleasure to play an organ concert in Istanbul, last December 9th 2019 at the Holy Spirit Church.

The organ was very well maintained thanks to the high professionality of Istanbul Pipe Organ Team that was always present to keep the instrument at the highest standard!

Emanuele Cardi
Organ and Organ Composition Professor
at State Conservatory of Cosenza “S. Giacomantonio”

Emanuele Cardi Official Website

Thanks to the kind offer of the Team, I was thrilled to have this wonderful opportunity to see and play several organs in Istanbul. I must say all of the organs which the Team showed me were really amazing. Each of them was unique, had their own charme and character. In Europe, it might be hard to find a city with a comparable number of different historical organs, at least in Switzerland where I live. The pipes, stops and other parts of the organs were kept in their original forms at least for a hundred years or longer and have been carefully renovated by this enthusiastic team led by organ builder Tarkan Sendal. I could feel he loves this amazing instrument as much as I do.

Among the organs I had the opportunity to play, my favourite was the Gebrüder-Rieger Organ in the Kript of the Church of St. Anthony for its wonderful sounds those give such beautiful colors.

The organs must be taken care of and regularly played, otherwise it would be like a bird that does not sing anymore. I hope Istanbul Pipe Organ Team will be actively working in this field and I would love to visit them back again.
Many thanks once more to Istanbul Pipe Organ Team

Yoshiko Masaki
Concert Organist
Titular organist of the Reformed Church in Uetikon am See
Titular organist of the Reformed Church in Hinwil

Yoshiko Masaki Official Website