Dirk Kommer


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Managing Director
Company Name
European Music Company

Dirk Kommer grew up close to Hohner, where he began his industry career as an apprentice in 1956. Over the years his dedication and passion for the products resulted in advances in duties. He was transferred to South Africa and back to Europe where he became the director of Hohner in London. When the company was sold, Dirk left to form his own company, European Music Company and Tanglewood Guitars. As the guitar popularity grew, Dirk expanded the channels of distributions to cover the entire world.