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Distinction:

Germany, 1946-1971; Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, 1972-1979; Fergus, Ontario, 1979-1992.
Classification: Builder

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April 08, 2016:

From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, April 8, 2016. -

Gerhard Brunzema died April 7, 1992. His company continued until 2006, led by his son, Fredrich Brunzema.

Source:

  • Brunzema Organs Inc. Corporation Number: 57801, Canada Business Directory, https://www.can1business.com/company/Dissolved/Brunzema-Organs-Inc, accessed April 8, 2016.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991, rev. ed. 1997, with updated information). Edited for the online builders listing, -

Gerhard Brunzema was born in Emden, Germany, July 6, 1927; he apprenticed with Paul Ott of Göttingen, Germany, 1946-1952; he attended Braunschweig State Institute for Physics & Technology, 1953-1954. He worked with Jürgen Ahrend of Leer, East Friesland, 1954-1971. He immigrated to Canada, 1972; and began with Casavant Frères Ltée. of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, 1972, as tonal director. He established his own company, Brunzema Organs, in Fergus, Ontario in 1979. Gerhard Brunzema died April 7, 1992.

Sources:

  • Letter to David H. Fox.
  • Uwe Pape, The Tracker Organ Revival in America, (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1978), 413.
  • The Tracker, 36:3, 7.
  • The American Organist, July 1989, 46.
  • The American Organist, October, 1992, 54.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

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