Michael Meyer – New member of the Executive Board

Michael Meyer is joining Orgelbau Kuhn with effect from 1 March 2020. As a member of the board, he will be assuming responsibilities in the areas of construction, restoration, marketing and communications after having completed his familiarisation phase. Moreover, Dr Meyer, who is a qualified university lecturer in musicology, will continue our Company's longstanding scientific tradition.

Michael Meyer –

A passion for organ building and organ culture

Michael Meyer studied musicology and history at the University of Zurich and organ at Zurich University of the Arts. As a historian he has been doing research on different topics in organology, for example as co-author of the history of Kuhn Organ Builders Ltd. which appeared in 2014 to mark our 150th jubilee year.

From an early age he felt great passion for the organ. Following ten years in university environment, he is now looking forward to the opportunity of working within the organ culture, and, what is more, in a company where the intertwining of practice and science is cultivated intensely. He regards as particularly vital the continuation of organ building as a traditional craft industry of the western world.

Curriculum vitae

  • Born 1986 in Zurich
  • Studied musicology and history at the University of Zurich where he completed his PhD in 2014 and his habilitation 2019; up to March 2020, he was Assistant at the Institute of Musicology of the University of Zurich
  • Studied organ at Zurich University of the Arts
  • Organist at the Guthirt Church in Zurich-Wipkingen
  • Privatdozent at the Institute of Musicology of the University of Zurich

Favourites

Music:
Bach, Britten, Mozart, R. Strauss, Shostakovich, Widor …
 
Literature:
Burger, Dürrenmatt, Eco, Hofmannsthal, Mann, Wilde …
 
Artists:
Dürer, van Gogh, Monet, Hodler, Turner …
 
Organ builders:
Cavaillé-Coll, Clicquot, Mutin, Sauer, Silbermann, Trost …
 
Contact
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