L. Gnodde LLC was started in 2018 by Lubbert Gnodde, after apprenticing and working for A. David Moore inc. for eight years. We focus on building and maintaining tracker organs.
Lubbert works from artistic concepts which were developed through a lifetime of playing, hearing and restoring historic organs of different styles in Europe and the North Eastern United States.
Our focus is on building reliable tracker organs of the highest possible artistic quality and keeping the instruments of our clients in tune and in good shape.
Lubbert Gnodde (1977) was born in Urk, The Netherlands. He studied with Jacques van Oortmerssen at the conservatory in Amsterdam where he obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees in organ with honours. Additional studies include three months with Michel Bouvard in Paris as well as a study in Lyon with Louis Robilliard, which was completed with honours as well.
Lubbert won first prizes in several organ competitions. Among these are the International Schnitger Organ Competition in Alkmaar, Holland, where he obtained the first prize with honours in 2005, with an additional mention ‘exceptional’ for the second round played on the Van Covelens organ from 1511. In 2007 first prize was won in the International César Franck competition in Haarlem.
Performing experience consists of many organ recitals in Holland, Europe and the USA. He was a recitalist at OHS conventions in 2013 and 2015.
Lubbert Gnodde was organist of the St. Augustinus Church in Amsterdam until 2009, playing a Cavaillé-Coll organ from 1881. In 2009 Lubbert and his family moved to Pomfret, Vermont where he is organist of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic church in Woodstock, Vermont.
In 2010 he started working with organ builder A. David Moore in Pomfret, Vermont, where he became an expert pipemaker and voicer. Since 2018 he has his own organ building business, specializing in traditional tracker organ building.
Peter Yost was born in Wisconsin, but grew up around Dallas, Texas. He began classical singing and sang in choirs from a very early age and is currently a member of the Second Spring Choir and the St Denis Schola at St Denis Catholic Church in Hanover, NH.
He started studying piano at age ten and started organ lessons in 2020. Peter has also been composing and learning home studio recording.
Peter is in the process of obtaining his Engineering degree from the University of New Hampshire.
In 2019 he started apprenticing with Lubbert Gnodde of L. Gnodde LLC, where he is learning about all the different aspects of pipe organ building.
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