In 2001, the rebirth of brasswind
musical instrument manufacturing took place in Hungary, amidst
one of the most musical nations of the world.
At this point in time, the European JA Musik Group, located in
Markneukirchen, Saxony with roots in the old Royal Bohemia, but
also manufacturing in La Couture-Boussey, Paris and Bavaria,
founded just west outside of Budapest
This new company revitalized
an old Hungarian brandname for musical instruments through the
work of today's best Hungarian craftsmen, educated in the old
world apprentice program and its work ethics.
was longed for and is now inspired by the brilliant musical world
of Hungary with its teachers of the world leading Ferenc Liszt
Academy Conservatory and emerging artists such as Gabor Boldoczki
(Trumpet) and Roland Szentpali (Tuba, composer) or the recent
all time price winning Ewald Brass Quintet.
In its founder Gerhard A. Meinl, President of the JA Musik GmbH,
and his partners Vice President Baron von Wolff and master craftsman
Zoltán Juhász, the glorious days for music in the
imperial and royal Austro-Hungarian Monarchy came back as the
new start of an old tradition in Hungary; at the same time incooperating
the traditions of Bohemia, with the Meinl family company of 1810
in Graslitz and the Vogtland's Musicon Valley of Markneukirchen
- Klingenthal, where JA Musik restructured B&S, Hoyer and
Scherzer after the wall came down.
In the old Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, for example, every regiment
had been proud of its wind band, and their regular public concerts
have been an outstanding social event. In fact, the enthusiasm
for brass music at that time had been so strong, that a conservatory
for military wind music had been opened to train future military
musicians. This unique situation improved the skills of the musicians,
laying the foundation for the outstanding tradition of brass
instrument making in the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
|Now again the combination
of traditional craftsmanship and highly invested modern manufacturing
technologies guarantees - with the input of world famous musicians
- perfectly designed instruments that radiate the highest standards
of quality brass-instrument making.