Lewtak Pipe Organ Builders, Inc. is a firm born in 2001 in the central New York area. At the core of our operation is Tom Lewtak, with strong education background in both organ performance as well as organ building. Lewtak Pipe Organ Builders is a small enterprise which, as we strongly believe, is able to offer our clients a level of attention that is unattainable with larger builders. We are known for our obsessive attention to detail, and we take it as the greatest compliment.
Our company is a lean business place with low overhead, only essential employees and no unnecessary frills or extravagant spending. We believe that your dollars should be used for the best materials and the top quality labor. We are professional craftsmen, working diligently on every project that we undertake.
Tom Lewtak was educated as an organist, having two master’s degrees in Organ Performance. His inspiration to become an organbuilder came at the age of 16 when he viewed building process of the monumental organ at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Gdansk (Danzig), Poland, by the German firm of Hillebrand. Later, he took organ building and design during his five years at the Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland. The following years took him to Denmark and Norway, where he apprenticed with Carsten Lund Organ Builders of Copenhagen. He acquired his voicing skills from Mogens Pedersen, a man who for over twenty years was the chief voicer of the legendary Frobenius Organ Builders. Tom’s organbuilding knowledge is not just theoretical, but came from first-hand experience with one of the best organbuilders in Europe. He is responsible for tonal design, pipe scaling, voicing, windchest and action design. It is his artistic vision that emerges through the sound of our organs.