Profile & history


Ryde & Berg Organ Builders has as its principal objective the construction of organs which ideally suit in both design and sound the room´s architecture and acoustics.
Our company´s goal is to combine our expertise in modern technology with our knowledge of the organ builder´s craft and traditions in order to create instruments which are as compatible with music of the 16th century as with modern music.
Some of the greatest music of our culture is written for the church organ. For several hundred years the instrument has contributed to uplifting spiritual experiences. It is the goal of Ryde & Berg to build organs which as far as is possible contribute to the ideal reproduction of that music.


Company history:

The company was established in 1985 by organ builders Jan Ryde and Nils Olof Berg. Today it is owned and run by Jan Ryde.
The workshop is situated in Krossnes in Fredrikstad, Norway and has 14 employees. We have made more than 60 instruments for Norwegian churches and music institutions. Among these are a 21 stop organ for the Sandvold Auditorium of the Norwegian Academy of Music (1990) and all three organs in Oslo Cathedral: A positive organ with 4 stops (1985), the chancel organ with 16 stops (1996) and the main organ with 53 stops (1998).


Ryde & Berg seeks the optimal sound for each individual instrument, and devotes special attention to the relationship between the organ´s layout and the church architecture.
Many Norwegian churches are small in size and in many cases not built with an organ in mind. This has given Ryde & Berg many challenging assignments.
Ryde & Berg has also the necessary expertise to make a significant contribution to the development of new tonal norms for modern churches.


For many years Ryde & Berg has collaborated with the Swedish architect Ulf Oldæus and with church painter Per Lindström.
Together with engineer Helge Mordt from Predictor AS and Frode Valen from Storm Elektro AS we have designed unique technology for electronically controlling the pipe organ stops.


Ryde & Berg Organ Builders AS places great importance on increasing the number of specialist organ builders. The firm is authorized for apprenticeship programmes and regularly employs apprentices in the workshop.

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Fax: 69 36 08 88
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Kontor og Verksted
Krosneslund 29 A
1621 Gressvik


Ryde og Berg Orgelbyggeri AS
Postboks 75
N-1620 Gressvik, Norge

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