Edwin "Edi" Kammerer, born in Rosenheim in 1938, presented his state exams in the fields of music theory, ear training, ensemble and choral conducting at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. He taught from 1967 to 2002 at the municipal music school Hørsholm Musikskole, one of the most prestigious music schools in Denmark. In addition to his extensive concert activities on hammered dulcimer in Denmark and Bavaria, he conducted various choirs and orchestras at a time, had a lehraup in the postgraduate program for Danish music teachers and held composer workshops. Numerous prizes and awards, many recordings on phonograms and radio recordings during concerts document Kammerer's importance in contemporary concert happenings. Edwin Kammerer was one of the composers who contributed decisively to the re-establishment of the Hackbrett as an instrument of the so-called serious music, thus also outside of the alpine national music. Since he himself played dulcimer, it was obvious that he also used this instrument in his compositions. He has never lost his connection with the national music of his homeland. During his many years in his home country Denmark, he has perhaps also made his homesickness in tones, and has begun to equip the alpine folk music with modern twists (actually an early form of today's popular crossover). The hitherto usually not yet open-minded hackboard player made this sonic proximity to the folk music much easier to approach the pieces. In 2005 he returned to Bavaria and lived as a freelance composer again in the Chiemgau. Great gratitude I feel for his merits for the "Hackbrettszene" but also for the fact that I could meet him personally in recent years. My deepest sympathy is with his family, especially his brother Norbert, his "extended arm," as he once expressed himself. I am sure Edwin "Edi" Kammerer's works will continue to be on the concert programs of many musicians and musicians, and he will continue to live in his music.