Monday, July 20, 2015

Certified Pipe Organ Builder Xaver Wilhelmy

Xaver Wilhelmy trained as a pipe organ builder at Rieger-Orgelbau in Schwarzach, Austria, continued his education in Ludwigsburg, Germany, then joined Fehrle en Roeleveld Orrelbouers outside of Johannesburg, South Africa.  He then joined Taylor and Boody of Virginia, U.S.A. and now works with Geshenke of the Virginia, U.S.A..  Wilhelmy has worked on pipe organs around the world and has brought many old gems back to life including the pipe organ at Old Post Chapel in Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Wilhelmy won the Austrian Creativity Competition for work related to Art, Music, and Architecture in 2006 for his work creating the first glass organ pipes in the world.
  • Xaver Wilhelmy has also trained as a piano builder, a guitar maker, as well as a stringed instrument builder including violin and cello.
Wilhelmy currently lives with his wife and dog in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  His business website is www.Geshenke.com. 

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