Gerhard Grenzing completed his training as an organ builder at the prestigious Rudolf von Beckerath workshop in Hamburg with distinction. After gaining additional experience with various other European organ builders, he went to Majorca for studying Iberian organbuilding.
Fascinated by the originality and inventiveness he discovered in the well-preserved instruments he found in Mallorca, in the 1960s he decided to devote himself to the restoration and partial "rescue" of the organs there.
After these difficult beginnings, he founded his own workshop in El Papiol near Barcelona in the mid-seventies. After years of continuous development, the company now has eighteen employees who have worked together on 70 restorations and 180 new instruments on three continents, the result of constant, on-going search, research and intensive creative work.
For the last 25 years, his son and daughter have worked for the company.
Daniel Grenzing received his training in his father's workshop. In order to expand his abilities, he worked briefly with other colleagues in the same field in Germany. He specialized in the voicing, especially reed work. One of the proofs of his masterful abilities is Daniel’s collaboration and voicing of the recently completed organ for Radio France (86/IV, 2016) in Paris.
Natalie Grenzing holds a degree in Art History from the University of Barcelona and the Technische Universität in Berlin, also studied International Culture Events. Even while she was studying, she was also chief director of the company’s office. Today she is in charge of the company’s management department. Both son and daughter could easily communicate with one another and follow up on what is happening in the other’s area.
Aware now that the time has come for a logical generational change, Gerhard Grenzing is handing over the management of the company to his son and daughter. His 56-years of experience is part of the knowledge of the company and will always be welcome and will always be there when and if they need it.