About us

The company Shuke, with its residence in Werder, sets the highest standards in tone, technology and design. Our traditional roots lie in the organ building of the 17th and 18th century. Role models are the northern-German baroque master Arp Schnitger, Hans Scherer & Son and Friedrich Stellwagen as well as the central-German master organ-builders Joachim Wagner, Carl August Buchholz and Friedrich Ladegast.

We build, restore, reconstruct and maintain organs of all sizes, in cathedrals, churches, community rooms as well as in concert houses, philharmonics, conservatoriums and music schools. In the process, proven methods as wells as the newest findings in tone analysis and research projects flow into our work. Our new-construction area is very strongly marked by a solid, individual and artisanal production.

In our modern instruments, we combine the benefits of northern and central German tradition with romantic influences to the style of a classic organ. The sound structure of the singular works of the instrument can be played additively as well as against each other. We place a high value in precise and concise solo voices.

On this page you can find information about the Schuke organ construction.


A family history with almost 200 years of high-quality craftsmanship

Since 1820 the company has coined organ construction by passion and entrepreneurial courage for success. As a family company that was taken over by Alexander Shuke in 1894 we convince until today with high-quality work, which is completed by the love for detail.
Over generations we have supplemented and unified music and physics, architecture and mathematics in our unique art of organ construction.
Keeping the tradition and simultaneously looking into the future means for us, to continuously redefine the century-old known world of music and to keep the love for craftsmanship in our family.

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Family & employees

Mathias Schuke, owner and manager of the company, employs 21 highly qualified employees, amongst them organ-builders and graduate physicists. The tradition rich company Schuke is in family ownership since 1894.

Manufacturing

We build as much as we can ourselves, to realize the wishes of our customers and to develop the art of organ construction. The new-construction area is marked by a solid and artisanal production.

Career

You would like to work in a renowned, internationally active organ-building company? Then you have found the right place. This profession requires a bit more idealism than other activities, but it also holds special achievements ready.

Artists & Events


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Yearly a large number of concerts take place on Schuke organs.

Formative for these events are artists, which give our organ a nice sound.

We are proud, that artists, like Barry Jordan, use Schuke organs. Barry Jordan is a German church-musician of South African heritage, who was appointed as church-musician at the Magdeburger Dom in 1994.

Since 2008 there is one of our precious organs in the Magdeburger Dom and serves the musical exposition of the artist.

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Construction principle & sound concept