About the Staff

Anthony Meloni at the console of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

Anthony Meloni at the Hill Organ, Town Hall, Sydney Australia

Anthony Meloni, 1983,
St. Maximin, France,
Isnard Organ

Anthony Meloni is the owner and founder of Meloni & Farrier Organbuilders. Since its’ opening in 1990, it has specialized in all types of organ restorations, and 19th century organs in particular. For the past 30 years, he has been engaged in building, restoring and maintaining organs throughout the United States.

Mr. Meloni has been a resident of New York City for 30 years. He was a student at Manhattan School of Music from 1973-1976, majoring in music theory. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music in 1977 from SUNY at Purchase, and subsequently attended Teachers College, Columbia University. His musical training also involved studies in piano, harpsichord and organ performance, including keyboard studies with Anthony Newman. After teaching for a brief time at St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn Heights, one of the premier private grade schools in New York City, he embarked on a career in instrument building.

Mr. Meloni is formerly the U.S. Representative for Rudolf von Beckerath Orgelbau, Hamburg, Germany (http://www.beckerath.com), where his duties involved sales of new organs, as well as maintenance and warranty work.

Mr. Meloni worked for Zuckermann Harpsichords in the mid-1970s, during which time he was responsible for building many Zuckerman instruments for clients throughout the United States. His career in organ building and restoration began in 1980 at the firm of J.H. & C.S. Odell & Co.  He was responsible for maintenance and restoration work on many historic Odell organs.  Following the closing of Odell’s doors in 1982, Mr. Meloni further honed his skills at New York based Mann & Trupiano Organbuilders, where he worked on such historic instruments as the Appleton Organ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Aeolian Organ at the Frick Collection.

Stephen Farrier grew up in England and was educated at Cambridge University, where he obtained a degree in Physics. He moved to the United States in 1987 to pursue a career on Wall Street. In 1988 he became a partner in a small financial consulting firm and now divides his time between financial consulting and organbuilding.

From 1993 to 1998 he studied music in the evening division of the Juilliard School. He is also an amateur harpsichordist whose skill unfortunately does not match his enthusiasm.

Workshop Staff:
Katherine Hayman, Crystal Joseph, Gabriella Kaplanova, Eric Mayer, Craig van Orsdale and Faber Velasquez.