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Muhleisen

Ernest Muhleisen (1897-1981) started his company in 1941. He learned his skills at the firm of Weigle, Schwenkedel and Roethinger. In 1942, Ernest Muhleisen hired his wife’s brother, Alfred Kern; and in 1948, his son-in-law, Georges E. Walther, joined him. Afred Kern worked in collaboration with them until 1955. During that time a number of Silbermann organs were restored. In the 1960’s the firm experienced a strong development under the direction of Georges E. Walther, who created and constructed a number of mechanical organs of a modern design. From 1970 on, André Schaerer began taking over, progressively, the Muhleisen's voicing, after having been learning and working in the workshops Gonzales and Beckerath. In the 1980’s André Schaerer (*1942) (as collaborator and, later, associate) oriented the workshop towards the traditional French style under the direction of Georges Walther jr. (*1954), who had worked at the Marcussen firm in Denmark. Patrick Armand (*1964), who worked in the firm since 1984, first as journeyman, later as technical director, overtook the general management of the workshop in 2008. The workshop is now settled in Strasbourg-Eschau.
Parisian organs built by Muhleisen Eglise luthérienne des Billettes, grand orgue (1983)
Les orgues de Paris

Muhleisen

Parisian organs built by Muhleisen Eglise luthérienne des Billettes, grand orgue (1983)
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Ernest Muhleisen (1897-1981) started his company in 1941. He learned his skills at the firm of Weigle, Schwenkedel and Roethinger. In 1942, Ernest Muhleisen hired his wife’s brother, Alfred Kern; and in 1948, his son-in-law, Georges E. Walther, joined him. Afred Kern worked in collaboration with them until 1955. During that time a number of Silbermann organs were restored. In the 1960’s the firm experienced a strong development under the direction of Georges E. Walther, who created and constructed a number of mechanical organs of a modern design. From 1970 on, André Schaerer began taking over, progressively, the Muhleisen's voicing, after having been learning and working in the workshops Gonzales and Beckerath. In the 1980’s André Schaerer (*1942) (as collaborator and, later, associate) oriented the workshop towards the traditional French style under the direction of Georges Walther jr. (*1954), who had worked at the Marcussen firm in Denmark. Patrick Armand (*1964), who worked in the firm since 1984, first as journeyman, later as technical director, overtook the general management of the workshop in 2008. The workshop is now settled in Strasbourg-Eschau.