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Rudolf von Beckerath company began working on the Samara organ in the mid-1990s. It took five years to finilize the project design. The team of engineers came from Hamburg to Samara in 2000 in order to build the instrument. Harry Grodberg, a renowned organist of Moscow State Philharmonic Society and the People's Artist of Russia, was invited to the site as a consultant. He was also the first musician to play the organ at the opening ceremony on the 17th of February 2001. Since that day, the life of the instrument has been full of glorious events. An impressive number of international organ music festivals have been held, including «The Royal Audiences». The music lovers of Samara have had an exceptional opportunity to attend concerts of such brilliant Russian and world-famous organists as Rubin Abdullin and Daniel Zaretsky, Alexey Parshin and Vladimir Khomiakov, Talivaldis Deksnis, Winfried Boenig, Ludger Lohmann, Leo Kraemer, Zsigmond Szathmary, Barbara Dennerlein, David Timm, Rhoda Scott, Guy Bovet, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Giancarlo Parodi, Marek Stefanski and many others.
Yuri Saveliev, a pipe organ technician and an Honored Worker of Culture of Russia, has been in control of the Samara organ throughout the years.