Tonal Assistant and Voicer
Felix Franken is an experienced organbuilder, and joined us in 2015. He started building organs in 2008 at H.P. Mebold Organbuilders Siegen/Germany where he worked as tonal assistant (pre-voicing) and also was trained in the historic craftsmanship of organbuilding. He earned a “Certificate of successful completion” from the Oscar-Walcker School for Organbuilding in Ludwigsburg, Germany and also received a “Certificate of apprenticeship in Organbuilding” from the chamber of crafts in Stuttgart, Germany. He worked also for Killinger Pfeifen in Freiberg, Germany obtaining special skills in assembling and pre-voicing reed pipes. In the Tonal Department he is responsible for pipe repair and restoration and placement of pipes in the organ, as well as being trained in all aspects of voicing by our Tonal Director.