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Kern

The   Kern   family   is   a   dynasty   of   organ   builders   from   the   Alsace.   The firm   was   founded   in   1953   by   Alfred   Kern   (1910-1989)   in   Strasbourg, who learned his skills at the Roethinger and Muhleisen firms. The    firm    made    its    name    by    its    advocacy    of    the    tracker-based mechanical    action.    In    particular    Jean-André    Silbermann    was    its great   example,   and   in   half   a   century   most   of   the   Silvermann   organs were restored by this company. In   1977,   Daniel   Kern   (*1950)   took   over   as   head   of   the   firm   and   his son   Olivier   also   joined   the   firm.   Daniel   Kern   Manufacture   d’orgues merged   in   2002   with   that   of   his   grand-nephew   Gaston   KERN,   when he retired. The Kern company closed its doors in 2015 due to bankruptcy.
Saint Michael’s Anglican church (1976) Parisian organs built by Kern Notre-Dame-des-Blancs-Manteaux Orgue de chœur (1971) Saint-Pierre-de-Chaillot Orgue de chœur (1974) Saint Michael’s Anglican church (1976)
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Kern

Saint Michael’s Anglican church (1976) Parisian organs built by Kern Notre-Dame-des-Blancs-Manteaux Orgue de chœur (1971) Saint-Pierre-de-Chaillot Orgue de chœur (1974) Saint Michael’s Anglican church (1976)
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The   Kern   family   is   a   dynasty   of   organ   builders   from   the   Alsace.   The firm   was   founded   in   1953   by   Alfred   Kern   (1910-1989)   in   Strasbourg, who learned his skills at the Roethinger and Muhleisen firms. The    firm    made    its    name    by    its    advocacy    of    the    tracker-based mechanical    action.    In    particular    Jean-André    Silbermann    was    its great   example,   and   in   half   a   century   most   of   the   Silvermann   organs were restored by this company. In   1977,   Daniel   Kern   (*1950)   took   over   as   head   of   the   firm   and   his son   Olivier   also   joined   the   firm.   Daniel   Kern   Manufacture   d’orgues merged   in   2002   with   that   of   his   grand-nephew   Gaston   KERN,   when he retired. The Kern company closed its doors in 2015 due to bankruptcy.