Popular F/B-Double Horn Model 103 by Gebr. Alexander was awarded Manufactury-Product of 2015 by Verband Deutsche Manufakturen e.V..
The invention of the double horn dates back to the year 1904 and was a tremendous improvement for hornists, as it allowed seamless switching between different tunes on one instrument while playing. Until this extraordinary improvement an exchange of the horns was required.
The awarded Double Horn Mod. 103 was patented by Gebr. Alexander in 1909 and has been continuously improved during its so far 106 years of production. More than 40 amazing innovations were implemented into Mod. 103, including developments in collaboration with famous Fraunhofer Institut. Therefore it is no surprise, that Model 103 is the most renowned double horn in the world and established internationally in leading orchestras.
Gebr. Alexander was founded in 1782 and is committed to handcrafted brass instruments of outstanding quality. CEO Philipp Alexander, leading the company in 7th generation, focusses especially on the professional skills of the approximately 70 employees. Among the almost 40 employees in the brass instruments workshop are twelve master craftsmen and six trainees of brass instrument making. Gebr. Alexander is thus exemplary of the traditional crafts in Germany.
v.l. Frank Stephan (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin), Wigmar Bressel (Vors.), Philipp Alexander (Gebr. Alexander), Hartmut Gehring (stellv. Vors.), Daniel Ember (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin)
Verband Deutsche Manufakturen e.V. was founded in 2010 in Bremen/Germany and is committed to the German manufactory traditions. The association promotes traditional quality products, supports the craft culture and future education of skilled professionals.