About us


ガルニエ オルガヌム

Atelier d’Artisanat d’Art
Fondé en 1972

The company was created in 1972 by Marc Garnier in France. Another branch and fully functional workshop was opened in Japan in 1995.

We are specialized in mechanical pipe organs from the smallest (45 pipes) to the biggest (around 10,000 pipes).

We build instruments in the traditional European style (French, German, Dutch) from the  “Renaissance” to the “Old Baroque” period.

We also build modern design organs, integrating future technology for the needs of new modern music. Such modern instruments are used in private homes, music schools, churches and performing art centres.

The French headquarters is where the concept development and craftsmanship was primarily carried out. However, now the Japanese branch, that was mostly for maintenance of  our instruments (approx. 130 instruments), is also developing and crafting instruments at its Japanese workshop with local staff supervised by the Garnier family.

The Japanese branch also offers the best and reliable maintenance done by our experts at a very attractive price.

Our policy is still handcraft. Organ building is an art and each instrument is unique and built according to each client’s particular needs. This is something that we are very proud of.

We are quite famous for this type of custom building and always find a way to provide different options for our clientele, rather than “middle quality standard instruments”, which are still to this day, the most commonly made instruments.

Our company builds high-quality music instruments. Our goal is and has always been to offer the best of what can be built.

The music world is a high level and elitist world, one that gives us the opportunity to recognize the beauty of the composer. We give our clients the possibility to create their own heirloom since our instruments never lose value but rather gain value over time.

It has taken time, hard work, craftsmanship, talent and great patience for our name to become famous.

Several great organists and artists started to practice and made their debut with our instruments, later becoming renown musicians around the world.

Even today there is still a big demand for high quality music .

From the very first instruments built in the early 70s Marc Garnier rediscovered old techniques in organ building (proportion of the case, cuneiform bellows, short octave, double key for the meantone, old temperaments, voicing on site, and much more…). It was a big risk at that time where the neo-baroque, or so called “organ to play everything” was the norm.

In this regard, some of our instruments are classified as “ national heritage”.

This building philosophy has made us greatly respected in both Europe and Japan for more than 40 years. Please keep in mind the challenges of entering and maintaining business in the Japanese market, still one off the most difficult in the world!

We voice our instruments exclusively on site, and so far there are only a few people in the world who are experienced in this. Voicing the instruments on site instead of in the workshop may indeed be more difficult and risky but the end result is a better instrument.

The reason why we still continue to do the voicing on site is because it optimizes the musicality of the instruments in its final venue or location. This on site work is irreversible, therefore risky which is why very special care is giving to this delicate process. It has the advantage of also allowing the future organist to familiarize himself/herself with the new pipe organ, to understand how it is built on a musical level and to participate in this final process that is usually completed in the workshop. We are the only ones in the world who do the voicing of their instruments exclusively on site and it’s our years of expertise that allow us to continue to confidently do it this way.

The material for the building of our pipe organ instruments are all natural and still similar from the ones our ancestors used to work with several centuries ago, which have proven the test of time as there are several century old instruments left in Europe.

The only modern components that we use are: the motor for the wind, lights for the keyboard and sequencer for the stop action if needed.

Apart from those 3 modern components, everything else is made with the same natural materials our European ancestors used and crafted by hand which also means that our instrument require time to be built.

We hope that we have given you the desire to get to know more about us.

We are a small-scale hand-crafting organ building company. All our craftsmen are highly skilled masters in their own work and their experience and skills are top notch. This allows us to always guarantee high-quality work.

Do not hesitated to contact us or visit us! This could be the opportunity to share our passion and enthusiasm for this craft that serves music.





– 1972 – Rediscovery of the edge bellow (or cuneiform bellow).
– Since 1972 we have always voiced our instrument on site to get the sound that best fits the site and this without doing any pre-voicing in the workshop.
– 1975 – Introduction of the spring windchest type, with the push and pull stop action system.
– 1977 – Creation of the GPFO (Groupement Professionelle des Facteurs d’Orgues) with Marc Garnier as President.
– 1979 – Creation of the Organ Builder school in Eschau (Alsace) for the apprenticeship of the new generation.
– 1972 ~ present day – Study and introduction of old tuning systems especially the meantone. We have also developped more than 16 new temperaments.
– 1980 – Creation of the first movable and tunable Continuo positive organ for Radio Bremen.

– 1989 – The first ever selectable multi temperament instrument on a turning table.
– 1990 – Introduction of full 3d Computer Aided Design (CAD) in the design of Organs.
– 1991 – Development of a mathematical interpolator to assist in the acoustic computation of pipe sizings as well as automatic generation of CAD drawings.
– 1995 – Introduction of the first programmable NC machines as an aid to the manufacture of technical parts
– 2000 – Introduction of a new windchest system providing the ability to play every stops on all keyboards individually or simultaneously.
– 2004 – Introduction of an auto regulated keyboard system for countries with high humidity constraints.
– 2010 – Introduction of an auto-hygrometric system inside the organ for a better humidity control.
– 2014 – New auto-regulated slider-chest systems for countries with high humidity constraints.
– 2019 – First moveable instruments with 2 keyboards and pedal, 4 pitches and 11 stops. This instrument can be installed and tuned in a matter of few hours with tonal ajustment capacities.

– 1972年 フランスでマルクガルニエオルグ社を設立。エッジベロー(楔状ベロー)の再発見をする。 オルガンを演奏する場所に最も適した音響、音を得るために常に現場で整音作業を試みる。
– 1975年、プッシュ&プルストップアクション方式のスプリングウィンワインチェストタイプを発表。
– 1977年 ガルニエ マルクを会長とするGPFO(Groupement Professionelle des Facteurs d’Orgues)が設立される。
– 1979年 – 新世代の見習いとして、エシャウ(アルザス)にオルガン製作者学校を設立。
– 1972年 〜 古い調律法、特にミーントーンの研究・導入。また、16以上の新しい音律の開発。
– 1980年 – ブレーメン放送局のために、初の可動・調律可能なコンティニュオ・ポジティブオルガンを製作。
– 1989年 – 世界初の旋律選択可能なマルチ・テンペラメント・オルガンを開発。
– 1990年-オルガンの設計に3次元コンピュータ支援設計(CAD)を導入。
– 1991年 パイプサイズの音響計算とCAD製図の自動作成を支援する数学的補間装置を開発。
– 1995年 – 技術部品製造の補助として、最初のプログラマブルNCマシンを導入。
– 1997年 – 日本で満足行くメンテナンスができるようガルニエオルグジャポン有限会社を設立する。
– 2000年 – すべてのキーボードのすべてのストップを個別または同時に演奏できる新しいウィンドチェストシステムを導入。
– 2004年 – 湿度の高い国向けに自動調整キーボードシステムを導入。
– 2010年 – より良い湿度制御のために、オルガン内部に自動湿度調整システムを導入。
– 2014年 – 湿度の高い国のために、新しい自動調節式スライダーチェストシステムを導入。
– 2019年 – 2鍵盤とペダル、4つのピッチと11ストップを備えた初の可動式オルガンを開発。音色の調整能力により、数時間で設置・調律が可能となる。
– 2021年 – GARNIER ORGANUM有限会社に社名変更。代表取締役にガルニエボリスが就任し山梨県に本社を移す。

Team Member

Garnier Boris

Director of – GARNIER ORGANUM –

Garnier Matthieu

Head of maintenance & customer relation – GARNIER ORGANUM –

Garnier Marc

Founder of the– Marc GARNIER Orgues –

Garnier Mariko

Head of the Office-Organ making

Nakayama Kosuke

Organ maintenance and making .

Mizuno Mariko


Garnier Elisabeth

Organist Cembalist and Pianist

Watanabe Junzaburo

New worker since 2020

Uesugi Naoto

New worker since 2021

Ruiz Roger

New worker since 2021

Kunio Ito

Part time worker since 2019

Watanabe Misaki

Part time worker since 2022