The price for our service is up to 50% lower than among other pipe organ builders (technicians).
We use HIGH QUALITY materials known in pipe organ trade: leather, glues, felt and wood. Company’s standard are coverings made of kangaroo leather.
Renovation works in churches can be carried out with help of parishioners.
During renovation, the instrument is still in use- only the repaired part is detached.
Passion and respect for the integrity of each instrument and the vision of the original builder is crucial to our work across the United States. Every aspect of our approach, whether it is tuning, maintenance, restoration, rebuilding or new instrument commission is based on knowledge, experience and the inherent musicality that each pipe organ possesses, rather than on imposing a musical style which is not corresponding with the instrument. Instruments under our care are thoroughlyvresearched and understood. Musicality and refinement of sound are predominant and are always carefully considered with respect to the building in which they are housed. Organ Builder Rast is committed to the finest quality of craftsmanship, maintaining a fully equipped workshop and voicing facilities. Our Company holds experience, giving us the ability to maximize the potential of each pipe organ.
Robert has 25 years of experience in the field of organ building. He gained his knowledge while studying at the Pipe Organ Builder School in Ludwigsburg, Germany. After 15–year-career in Siegfried SAUER and Rudolf von BECKERATH Organ Company in Germany, Robert relocated to United States and spent 8 years working with New York Organ Builders.
He established Organ Builder Rast in 2009.
His extensive career has taken him all over Germany and United States, where he has been representing Beckerath Orgelbau (Organ Company), he has played an instrumental role in the restoration and ongoing maintenance of many organs of significance, including the St. Peter and Paul Kirche / Cappel (SCHNITTGER Organ) , Musikhalle Hamburg – Germany; St. Wolfgang Pfarkirche – Austria; Temple Emmanuel New York, NY ,First Presbyterian Church New York, NY ; The Church of the Ascension (Episcopal) New York, NY; Union Church of Pocantico Hills.
Since establishing Organ Builder Rast in 2009, Robert is now able to focus his extensive understanding of the pipe organ upon a sensitive approach to the original and unique qualities of each instrument. This is philosophy that lies at the centre of Organ Builder Rast approach to organ building.