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Who are we?

 

    Alfred KERN

12.02.1910 - 13.10.1989

   The firm was founded in 1953 by Alfred KERN, master organ-builder in Strasbourg. He was warmly encouraged in this enterprise by Dr. Alfred Schweitzer. His constant regard for traditional values and deep understanding of the work of the great classical organ-builders like the Silbermann, Clicquot and Callinet soon won him contacts for restoring notable historical instruments. The firm made its name by his stubborn and fervent advocacy of the return to tracker-based mechanical action. Its work was recognized by the award of numerous prizes and distinctions.

Daniel KERN

   From his early youth, Daniel KERN grew up in the organ building environment. After serving his apprenticeship in his fatherís business, he left the family workshop to get acquainted with other firms and other styles of Organ making. On his return to France in 1977, he officially took over as head of the firm; Whilst continuing to work in perfect harmony with his father. The family business developed steadily and its reputation soon spread throughout Europe and worldwide.

 

Gaston KERN

   A few years ago Daniel KERN and Gaston KERN decided to merge their respective firms, thus pooling their knowledge and their experience so as to serve the cause of the organ more effectively.