Situated in one of the most beautiful buildings in the centre of the city, the Organ Hall from Chisinau is a leading cultural and artistic institution of the Republic of Moldova whose activity has a crucial meaning in the capital’s cultural life. Due to a series of important events (festivals, contests etc.) it has an importance that exceeds national borders.
Designed and built at the end of the 19th century – the beginning of the 20th century, the Organ Hall impresses by its monumental forms executed prevalently in classic style, also containing some elements of the romantic art.
Before 1974, the building housed the National Bank. Between 1975-1978 the building was reconstructed by using the best materials. The Organ, installed in this magnificent hall, was made at the “Rieger-Kloss” company from the Czech city Krnov, a factory with strong traditions, well known for the instruments it produces, which are installed in many cities of the world. The Organ from Chisinau is of medium size, containing about 4000 pipes their height being from 15 cm to 5, 5 m in 41 registers. The Organ first sounded on September 15th1978 during the inauguration concert.
There are many festivals, contests and exhibitions held every year in the Organ Hall. The most important of them are: International Music Festival the „Martisor”, the International Festival "J.S. Bach", the International Festival "Pianist Nights", New Music Days, National Competition "A. Lucinschi", other national and international competitions of instrumentalists and vocalists.
Among the spectators of the hall there are many tourists and guests of the capital, who come to visit this architectural monument and listening the organ music.
The majority of the guests who had the opportunity to visit this hall and to perform on its stage mention that the Organ Hall from Chisinau is one of the most beautiful concert halls from Europe.