January 5, 2015
A New Chapter for the Noack Organ Co.!
Fifty-five years after founding the firm, Fritz Noack is pleased to pass the company’s helm to Didier Grassin. Together with the Noack team, they will carry on the well established tradition for fine craftsmanship that made the firm’s reputation through the years.
Fritz is looking forward his free time that he plans to share between exploring far away countries and… voicing at the workshop!
Didier Grassin joined the Noack Organ Co. in 2011 with more than 25 years of experience in organbuilding. Trained in a variety of European workshops, he came to head the drawing office at Mander Organs, UK. From 1996, he spent several years as freelance designer, working for many major European and American firms before joining Casavant Frères as Director of the Tracker Department. His designs can be seen in England, France, Japan, Malaysia, China, Canada and the United States (a selection of his designs can be seen here: www.didiergrassin.com). He was Vice-President of the International Society of Organbuilders (ISO) from 2010 to 2014 and has served on the Editorial Boards of the ISO and the Institute of British Organbuilding. He holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Acoustics from Southampton University, UK and a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from Université de Compiègne, France.