THE CONCEPT OF “CONSOLI” HYBRID PIPE ORGANS

The hybrid pipe organs designed by Consoli factory offer the possibility to connect your current pipe organ, or a new one to pre-existing Consoles.

With the advent of the digital age, we have been the first and only manufacturers in the world to exclusively realize the digital transmission system “TDS by Consoli”. The originality of this innovation consists in connecting our pipe organs to the most important world brands of digital consoles for churches:

Rodgers, Viscount, Roland, Johannus, Content, etc.

Using a standard or custom phonic disposition, it is possible to combine the sound of real pipes with that of the console you prefer.

Moreover, our technology, coupled with a great experience in restoration and conservative recovery, gives new life to ancient organs, minimizing maintenance problems –which often discourage users from the restorating, even organs of historical importance.

CONSOLI has created and manufactured top quality pipe organs since 1909.

110 years and three generations of experience: in tradition and innovation, successfully adopted throughout the world in many installations. Consoli hybrid pipe organs offer a limitless selection and variety of sounds compared to most only acoustic organs. Our goal is to offer a more accessible instrument, with excellent performances, technological innovation, richness and authenticity of sound, great reliability and little maintenance at low cost. This is the outcome of the great Consoli organ tradition and constant technological research.

CONSOLI Multiplex Modular System:

unique in the world is the modular production system of the pipe body that allows, according to the needs and budget available, to build the body with the facade (using the main sets of stops) at first and expand it later according to different needs. Obviously, in order to compensate for the initial lack of real stops, there are the console stops, which, thanks to the multi-channel amplification system, combine the digital sound with the real pipes, creating a full-bodied sound that far exceeds the imagination.

CONSOLI Auto-tuning Device:

enables a constant tuning between the pitch of digital sounds and those of the pipes. Thanks to a temperature probe that detects and communicates to the console the different frequencies of the pipes, the console sounds are always perfectly in unison with real pipes.

CONSOLI High-dedicated Wireless System:

Very useful dedicated wireless connection system for MIDI-Audio and Temperature Probe. Today it is possible to connect a digital console to the pipe body without wires up to over 150 meters away. This solves the problems of invasive connection in churches of historical importance.

Experience and respect of old generations, together with the new technological sources, are the basis of Consoli philosophy, which allows us to conceive and develop traditional quality products, without renouncing the advantages offered by new technology.

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CONSOLI MillenniuM 2003 EX-Tr, S. Famiglia, Martina F.

Hybrid Combination: CONSOLI New Jubilè EX.

CONSOLI MillenniuM 2001 + Rodgers 599, USA.

Santuario di POMPEI (Na): CONSOLI Custom Pompei.

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“In order to keep an outstanding position one must respect the experience of former generations, while at the same time take advantage of innovation and technological progress. This is the base of our philosophy and enables us to conceive and develop Consoli organs’ exceptional performances. Our customers enjoy the quality of a traditional product without renouncing the advantages offered by new technologies.”

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The founder of the Consoli family was Cav. Francesco Consoli (1869 – 1944).Born in Locorotondo, was the father Donato, accorder of pianos and armoniums, to instil him the great love for the organicistic art that he learned excellently.In 1886, Francesco Consoli, after a year working in Naples for a pianos factory, he moved to Turin working for the “Casa Organaria Vegezzi Bossi” (the most prestigious factory in Italy at that time), where he learned and clenched the art of building organs for 22 years before reaching the graduation at factory’s chief.  In 1908, when he came back to Locorotondo, he founded the “Fabbrica Arcivescovile d’Organi” bringing back in Puglia (a southern region of Italy) an ancient tradition forgiven by centuries.  Meanwhile, his cousin Leonardo, (1875 – 1944) a master organ player of the Mother Church of Locorotondo, also piano and flute player, took the graduation in repairing pedal armonium.  His son Giovanni (1905 – 1993), working in the factory of Francesco Consoli, took all the necessary knowledge, that he taught later to his first son Leonardo Consoli (1927 – 1997).  And so, Leonardo pass his first 20 years with his grandfather. From him he will learn all the knowledge to according and repairing pianos and armoniums; at the same time, from his father Giovanni, (who worked in the Francesco Consoli factory), he took the techniques of building, according and restoration of the pipe organs.  At the age of 23, (1950), Leonardo goes living in Castelfidardo (AN – Italy), to specialize himself into construction and according of accordion and little organs in some of the most famed factories in there place. Came back in his hometown in 1954, where established his own activity with a restoration and reparation laboratory of organs, pianos, accordions and armoniums. Some factory workers of the Francesco Consoli factory (that ceased his activity), came to work with him. In 1965, Leonardo Consoli start his activity of building pipe organs with electric transmission; thereafter, some years later, the building of handmade pianos.  The establishing will continue until the 80’s, where incomes his first son Giovanni Consoli with his sons Francesco and Leonardo, holders of the actual factory. Giovanni goes on adding at the great and long experience taken from the apprentice with his father, the most advanced technological solutions of the time.  Following the digital era, makes a project and realize in exclusive the first Standard Digital Transmission (Consoli TDS).  The originality of this invention it’s the connection between the pipes body to the console with a simple shielded cable with two poles (universally utilized with computers, and of guaranteed reliability).  The completely absence of retard between the touch of the key and the opening of the air in the pipe to long distance with the highest reliability of the instrument, are the proof of the most advanced technology applied. Performances that were impossible first.  The 24th of December of 1999, the CONSOLI DTS technology has been used in S. Peter Square in Rome in a concert for the opening of the Jubileum, with the littlest organ of the Consoli Production. The concert appeared live on tv through whole Italy.  The Giovanni Consoli Factory is actually the only pipes organ factory in south Italy to install instruments projected with Standard Digital Transmission even in Europe and other continents all around the world.  The TDS CONSOLI System, perfectly used for 40 years, offers a series of exclusives advantages.

Consoli artists

  • Jung-A Lee  La Dott.ssa Jung-A Lee, è Professore di Musica, Organo e Accompagnamento presso la D.M.A., Boston University. Si è esibita in Europa, Nord America e Asia come organista, pianista e direttore d’orchestra. Attualmente è organista della Chiesa Presbiteriana di St.Andrew a Newport Beach, nonché Professoressa presso la Vanguard University, è Accompagnatrice del coro Man in Black presso l’Università di California, Irvine. Nell’Aprile 2009 ha fondato Music Mission International, al fine di promuovere la musica d’organo. Lei è la presidente dell’organizzazione no-profit con dodici membri del consiglio. "I gave several recitals on Rodgers/Consoli organs in southern Italy for the last few years. Each time I had a great experience no matter which church I played at. Since the weather was hot and humid, I was worried about the tuning. But with the Consoli's great technology to tune the pipes and digital organs in right pitch, each recital was satisfying. Consoli organs have a bold and bright tone. It was easy to set the registration on the hybrid organ as I was able to figure out which color is appropriate for which repertoire by using Consoli pipes only or Rodgers stops only. I would recommend the Rodgers/Consoli hybrid organ as it will function well for church masses as well as organ recitals."

    Jung-A Lee
    Jung-A LeeDocente di Musica, Organo e Accompagnamento presso la D.M.A. Boston University.
  • Carlo Maria Barile nato a Ferrara il 28 novembre 1989, a diciotto anni si è diplomato cum laude in organo e composizione organistica con la Prof.ssa Margherita Quarta al Conservatorio “Niccolò Piccinni” di Bari. Nel 2011 ha conseguito con il Prof. Tomasz Adam Nowak il Konzertexamen in organo con il massimo dei voti presso la “Hochschule für Musik” di Detmold, proseguendo gli studi da solista a Parigi, con Naji Hakim, e a Lipsia con il Thomasorganist Ullrich Böhme. Nel 2016 ha concluso il Master di II livello in musica antica con lode curato da Antonio Florio presso il Conservatorio “San Pietro a Majella di Napoli. In qualità di pianista jazz nel 2007 ha frequentato da borsista il 5 Week Summer Performance Program presso il “Berklee College of Music” di Boston per poi suonare in luoghi come il Dizzy's Club Coca Cola-Jazz at Lincoln Center, la Steinway Hall e la St. Peter's Jazz Church di New York. Nella sua attività concertistica si annoverano le partecipazioni a Festival quali la 44e Festival de L’Orgue Ancien et de la Musique Ancienne – Valère a Sion, Münchner Orgelsommer 2015 e 2017, il XIII Festival Internacional de Órgano de Toledo e il XIV Festival Internazionale di Musica e Arte Sacra di Roma. Nell’ambito di Pavia Barocca 2015 e della Stagione Concertistica 2015/2016 della Associazione “Alessandro Scarlatti” di Napoli ha partecipato come continuista all’esecuzione della Passione secondo Giovanni di Gaetano Veneziano – la cui incisione è stata pubblicata da Glossa – collaborando con la Cappella Neapolitana di Antonio Florio, sotto la cui direzione si è esibito all’organo e al clavicembalo in diverse edizioni del progetto ScarlattiLab Barocco. Recentemente, presso la Real Cappella del Tesoro di San Gennaro nel duomo di Napoli, ha partecipato come continuista all'organo alla prima esecuzione in tempi moderni, diretta da Rosario Totaro, della Passio D. N. Jesu Christi secundum Matthaeum (1634) di Giovanni Maria Trabaci.

    Carlo Maria Barile
    Carlo Maria Barile
  • Vincenzo Cipriani Nato a Bad-Cannstatt (Germania) il 12 Ottobre 1969, è docente presso il Conservatorio “E. Duni” di Matera; si è diplomato con il massimo dei voti in organo, composizione organistica e pianoforte principale presso il Conservatorio “N. Piccinni” di Bari. Come esperto di arte organaria è invitato a collaudare e inaugurare i restauri di organi antichi. Cura la progettazione e il collaudo di nuovi organi che utilizzano le più antiche tecniche costruttive dell’arte organaria con i più avanzati sistemi tecnologici. Dal 1988 al 2000 ha fondato e diretto il coro polifonico”Psallite Deo città di Gravina in Puglia” svolgendo intensa attività concertistica, partecipando a numerosi concorsi corali e divulgando il repertorio corale a cappella, negro spirituals e altre forme musicali. È pianista jazz e arrangiatore. È invitato come maestro di coro per le opere liriche, in ultimo”Il Trovatore” presso il Teatro di Camerino (Aprile 2004) per l’Accademia Lirica “Katia Ricciarelli”, progetto coordinato e ideato da Lorenzo Arruga. Nel Febbraio del 2004 ha ideato e diretto”L’Oratorio della Pace” per coro e orchestra con la voce recitante del Prof. Michele Mirabella. Presidente dell’associazione “Lemurge Progetto e Cultura” è direttore Artistico del Concorso Pianistico Internazionale”Premio Benedetto XIII” città di Gravina in Puglia giunto alla quarta edizione. Nell’Agosto del 2005 ha ricevuto la “Targa d’Argento del Presidente della Repubblica” per meriti artistici.

    Vincenzo Cipriani
    Vincenzo CiprianiOrganista, Pianista, Compositore.
  • Michael König Nato a Bolzano nel 1973. Dal 1992 al 2000 ha studiato presso le Università di Musica di Graz e di Vienna: Organo (con Otto Bruckner e Michael Radulescu), Musica Sacra e Educazione Musicale. Si è diplomato in tutte le materie con il massimo dei voti. È stato premiato a concorsi d'organo nazionali e internazionali. Inoltre ha frequentato corsi di perfezionamento con organisti di fama internazionale, fra altri Daniel Roth, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Almut Rössler, Ludger Lohmann e David Enlow. Dal 2004 al 2009 ha studiato direzione d'orchestra col M.o Edgar Seipenbusch. Dal 2000 al 2015 Michael König ha vissutonel Tirolo (Austria). Lì dal 2004 al 2009 era l'organista e direttore di musica della Chiesa dei Gesuiti, inoltre era il direttore artistico dell'orchestra sinfonica dell'università di Innsbruck dal 2002 al 2005. Al di fuori die queste attività, luiè stato consulente artistico per la Radiotelevisione Austriaca. Da pochi mesi Michael König vive a Francoforte (Germania) e sta proseguendo una carriera di libero concertista che già lo ha portato in numerosi paesi d'Europa, nonché negli Stati Uniti, l'Africa e l'Asia. “Un organo a canne Consoli è capace a raddoppiare l’autenticità e bellezza di qualsiasi organo digitale! ”

    Michael Konig
    Michael KonigOrganista Internazionale

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