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Historical Organs by Walter Chinaglia

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 and treatises and following traditional building methods he has reinterpreted the historical styles and created a range of finest quality instruments.

His ORGANA collection, which consists of portatives, positives and table organs, has been showcased in prestigious places all over Europe, offers an overview on organ evolution from medieval to pre-baroque.

Since 2012 Walter 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.
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Two new organs are in the making:
Follow their story starting from the initial inspiration and research until their finalisation.
Get insights into the making of a documentary that is being filmed throughout the process, scheduled for release in 2017.
The ORGANA collection at your venue


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
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.

NEW: 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