Degen was born in Bucarest, Romania, on 1909, the yongest child
of a family of musicians and piano Tuners and rebuilders.
father was a piano teacher and rebuilder who owned of a music store
located in one of the most important streets of Bucarest; his mother
was a performer and composer. With both of them, Alfred lerned since
his early years the art of keeping a piano at its best.
Alfred Degen, Piano Tuner and rebuilder
up he studied and graduated from law school, but even then he kept
on envolved in the family business, and in 1935, Alfred took over
the store, keeping in top notch all of its instruments.
the World War aproaching, he and his family felt threaned by the
growing anti-semitism, wich led them to move towards what would
later become Israel where their only son, Elian,
was born in 1952.
1958, Alfred took his family across the ocean to a then unknown
country in south america called Venezuela. There he established
his busines and thought his trade to his son, both becoming two
of the best piano tuners and technicians of the country.