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Johann Christoph Denner

Johann Christoph Denner

Johann Christoph Denner, was a German Musician who is famous for inventing the clarinet between the years 1690 and 1700.

Johann was  a successful maker of flutes, oboes and bassoons, he mused over the puzzling fact of why the chalumeau would not “overblow” to the octave as would the flute, oboe and bassoon. He thought if he could extend the compass of the instrument upward he could make a valuable instrument.

Denner soon determined that this instrument did not over-blow to the octave but to the twelfth i.e. when all the finger holes were closed and the lowest note (fundamental) was sounded, the next note to be produced – by increasing the blowing pressure – was the note a twelfth above, and not an octave. Example: low G overblown would be a D, twelve notes above the G. He also discovered that this note was produced much easier if he bored a little hole higher up on the instrument near the mouthpiece. This became the “speaker or register key,” and in fact, did make over-blowing  to the next register much easier.

Charles Denner Actor

Charles Denner

Charles Denner a French actor born to a Jewish family in Tarnów, Poland. Memorable roles, Fergus in The Bride Wore Black and Bertrand Morane in The Man Who Loved Women. During Denner’s acting career that began when he was 19, Denner worked with many of the most prominent French movie directors of the postwar era, including Louis Malle, Claude Chabrol, Claude Lelouch, Yves Allegret and Claude Berri as well as the Greek-born Costa-Gavras.

Nicki Denner Jazz Musician

Nicki Denner

Nicki Denner has performed and worked with music legends such as  Sheila E, Savion Glover, Michele Lee, Doc Severinsen from the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson as well other jazz and Latin  artists in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

John Denner Music

John Denner Music

John Denner began playing piano at the age of 3 and soon started using his gift at his local church at around the age of 8. He played in the Flint Youth Philharmonic for a while before joining a quartet from Burton, Michigan called the Harmonaires. He enjoyed playing with an all-star lineup of musicians in their live band for five years. Later, he traveled with The Foresters from Burton, Michigan for two years and enjoyed every single second. But, nothing could eclipse the joy he has ministering with his own family. It is a thrill every time he steps onto a stage with them.

 

Dr. Volkmar Denner

Volkmar Denner

Volkmar Denner is a German business executive who is the current CEO of Bosch Global 

Born in Uhingen, Germany, on November 30, 1956, Volkmar is married and has three children. After taking his university entrance examination in 1975, Denner studied Physics at the University of Stuttgart, taking his diploma examination in 1981. After a research stay in the U.S., he was awarded a doctorate in physics (Dr. rer. nat.) by the University of Stuttgart in 1985.

 Volkmar is a member of the managing board of the VDA (German Association of the Automotive Industry) and of the BBUG (Baden-Baden Entrepreneurs’ Conference), as well as chairman of the Vereinigung von Freunden der Universität Stuttgart (Society of Friends of the University of Stuttgart).

Alex Denner CT

Alex Denner

Dr. Alexander John Denner, is the Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner at Sarissa Capital Management LP. (Located in Greenwich Connecticut) Dr. Denner has extensive experience overseeing the operations and research and development of biopharmaceutical companies and evaluating corporate governance matters.

Activist Investor Alex Denner is a power player behind some of biotech’s most high profile M&A deals: Imclone by Eli Lilly, and Genzyme by Sanofi. He later founded his own biopharma fund, Sarissa Capital Management, and is now the chief investment officer.

Sarassa Capital is located in Greenwich, Connecticut and currently owns a 2.6% stake in Parsippany, New Jersey based Medicines Company, which Alex Denner has been involved with since early 2016.

Michael Denner Guitar Hero

Michael Denner

Michael Denner is a Danish heavy-metal guitarist. Denner was a member of Mercyful Fate and King Diamond amongst others. A fourth generation musician Denners main guitar is a Gibson Flying V.

Denner’s Guitar Hero’s are:  Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker and Ollie Halsall.

In a recent Guitar Magazine interview Denner stated “Although I love playing Gibson Flying V Guitars, I also enjoy playing virtually and guitar I can get my hands on.”

Adina Denner Poet and Singer

Adina Denner

Adina Denner is an Israeli Coloratura Soprano and recent alumni of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Since childhood Denner has been passionate about art in all of its forms- playing, acting, singing, drawing, painting and even cooking.

Adina enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading all night long, watching movies, Baking (Yummy!), writing fantasy, and practicing Yoga.

Denner is always aspiring to be the best she can be and believes happiness and success come from learning to enjoy the entire journey and not the destination.

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