The largest organ in China, with four manuals and 113 stops, was installed by the German company Klais in the National Grand Theatre in 2006. Prof Fanxiu Shen is considered one of the country’s outstanding organ personalities.
Die mit vier Manualen und 113 Registern größte Orgel Chinas wurde 2006 durch die deutsche Firma Klais in National Grand Theatre aufgestellt. Frau Prof Fanxiu Shen gilt als eine der herausragenden Orgelpersönlichkeiten des Landes
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Beijing Prospekt, Klais organ
China’s largest organ, with four manuals and 113 stops, was installed in 2006 by the German company Klais in the National Grand Theatre. The instrument is located on the front wall of the hall behind a multi-part monumental free pipe prospect in various chambers. Numerous high-pressure stops are found in the rich disposition, which includes stops of every construction and every foot pitch from fundamental voices to unusual aliquots, such as the Quarte 1 5/11′. Another special feature is the acoustically generated 64′ stop Vox balenae 64′ (from Latin: Balena = whale), which produces abyssal tones that can be felt more than heard.
Fanxiu Shen, organist
Fanxiu Shen is a pioneering organist and harpsichordist in China.
As a professor, she teaches at the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) in Beijing and offered organ and harpsichord courses for the first time in a
at a Chinese conservatory. She is also the founder and director of a baroque music and chamber music festival and organist at China’s most important concert hall, the National Centre for the Performing Arts. She herself was educated at the Vienna Conservatory in organ and harpsichord and has performed as a virtuoso in the
China’s largest cities, but also in Europe, Russia, the USA, Japan and Korea.