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Walter Chinaglia - who combines a degree in physics with a passion for early music - has been conducting specific research on historical organs for more than fifteen years. Based on medieval iconography, historical sources, treatises and following traditional building methods, he has reinterpreted the historical styles and thus created a range of finest quality instruments: the ORGANA collection.

Settimane musicali Ascona

18 September 2018
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in b minor
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir directed by

Ton Koopman

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© Photography Roberto Barra

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Duoi Organi per Monteverdi
Now online: documentary trailers by Sol Capasso
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Next appointment
Conference 1 December Como
"Duoi organi per Monteverdi - when Physics meets Music”   See details
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New Review
by Andrew Benson-Wilson
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New Article
Amadeus 09/18
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Deutsches Museum Munich Research fellowship "Materiality of Musical Instruments"
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In the making:
The ORGANA collection at your venue
The ORGANA collection, which consists of portatives, positives and table organs, has been showcased in prestigious places all over Europe, and offers an overview on organ evolution from medieval to pre-baroque.

Since 2012 Walter Chinaglia has been touring Europe to share his expertise on these exceptional instruments both with specialists and the interested public, offering the unique opportunity to experience the construction techniques and quality of the organs close up, and to enjoy the beautiful sound-world of the past.


Walter Chinaglia offers a detailed demonstration of the various instruments of the ORGANA collection and insights into the art of organ building.


Performed by international specialists on various organs of the ORGANA collection, the program includes compositions from the 12th to the 16th century.


Available courses:
  • Keyboard performance
  • Organ building
  • Historical temperaments and tuning techniques
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Visit the Atelier
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Other Instruments

Besides portative organs Walter Chinaglia designs and builds various kinds of pipe organs, harpsichords and claviorgarns.


Our Atelier also offers restoration, tuning, maintaining, modifying and reconditioning services for your instruments.


Instruments can be rented for courses, workshops and concerts.

Music room

We offer space for rehearsals, practice, small performances / recitals, workshops.
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© ORGANA di Walter Chinaglia
Via Montebello 10, 22072 Cermenate (CO) Italy, tel/fax +39 031 772776, mob. + 39 340 966 78 03