Any time I see someone touting an award I like to ask who they were up against and is it the sort of award where everyone got a trophy? Here are some details about who was in this competition:
Hailun is the only one who received this very prestigious award for 2017 and it’s not the first time they’ve won! They won consecutive awards for 2012, 2013, and 2014 before the organization asked Hailun to pull out of the competition and granted them a Legacy Award. This year there was more and better competition so Hailun Pianos got back in the game to win again.
PETROF is currently the largest producer of acoustic grand and upright pianos in Europe. It trades in 5 continents and exports to over 65 countries the world over. Since 1864, when Antonín Petrof built his first piano, we have produced under the PETROF name roughly 630,000 instruments and many others within the PETROF Brand Family. Our pianos are popular among musicians above all for their unusually soft, gentle, rounded and romantic tone. Over the decades of their production much has changed, but precise work by hand, careful selection of materials and the unchanging romantic sound endure. Countless famous performers and well-known personalities have fallen in love with PETROF instruments, and the representatives oif the fifth generation proudly continue in their honourable trade and family tradition.
Antonín Petrof produced his first grand piano in 1864, thereby laying the foundations for the production of the masterly musical instruments of the PETROF brand. In the course of a few years he turned a small workshop into a successful factory, which stands in Hradec Králové in the heart of the Czech Republic and Europe to this day. The path among the leading European piano manufacturers, however, was not always rosy …
Yet despite this difficult path five generations of Petrofs have earned worldwide success,. Their brilliantly pure, rich sound and excellent craftsmanship lend PETROF’s grand and upright pianos an unprecedented reputation. 80% of the production process lies in the hands of our skilled pianomakers, intoners and tuners, whose rich experience we have accumulated over many decades. Every instrument that leaves our factory represents the good name of its builders.
Mr. and Mrs. Hailun Chen own the Hailun Piano Company. Both were graduates of the Piano Technology School in Bejing where they met and fell in love with each other as well as with the world of pianos. They founded their company together, which was initially co-owned by the Chinese government. The company specialized in producing piano parts and quickly became known as one of the most reliable supplier of highest accuracy semi-finished pianos. Mr. Chen incrementally purchased full control for the company and set his goal to build the finest pianos in the Far East. During that time he met a fourth generation piano builder from Vienna, Austria. Peter Veletzky and Hailun Chen struck up a special friendship and Mr. Veletzky transferred know-how and technology in order to build instruments that would be able to compete with makers in Europe. Hailun Piano Company also invested heavily in Japanese and German digital production equipment and manufacturing lines and is currently employing the newest and most advanced technology available to piano manufacturers.
With more than 20 years of successful manufacturing experience, Hailun has become the standard for high quality piano manufacturing across the Far East. Hailun’s 430,000 square foot factory now employs over 800 workers and 37 seasoned piano engineers. This uncompromising insistence to achieve maximum quality and product excellence has made Hailun the piano of choice for thousands all over the world. Since the partnership with Mr. Veletzky Hailun has retained the talents of well-known American piano designer and engineer George F. Emerson, Viennese piano voicing and sound specialist Zlatkovic Sibin, Japanese production specialist Ema Shigeru and French scale designer and piano builder Stephen Paulello. These partnerships ensure long-term quality, innovation, and artistic production at Hailun Pianos. With over 360 European piano dealers, over 80 U.S. Authorized Hailun Merchants, over 40 merchants in Japan, and a growing network in other parts of the world, the Hailun Piano Company is a global influence in the world of pianos.
The Hailun Piano Company draws on expertise and competence centers across the globe to offer pianos that are superbly musical and of profound quality. The Hailun team consists of engineers and piano craftsmen from over a dozen different nations. Each one is recognized as an authority in the chosen specialty of piano engineering. A key quality of Hailun Piano Company is its ability to facilitate and transform theoretical concepts and design into well-built pianos. Our customers will find that Hailun pianos compare favorably to instruments several times their price.
The distribution of Hailun pianos is centered on values of transparency and service. It is the goal of Hailun USA – the distribution company for Hailun Pianos in the United States – that our customers will not only obtain a quality instrument but that they also have a positive and satisfying purchasing experience. We carefully select and train every member of the Authorized Hailun Merchant Family and require him or her to take exceptional care of you. Hailun pianos give expression to the cumulated experience and tonal inclinations of those piano-builders who primarily created them. Our ambition is to engineer and build the best pianos we can.
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The Hailun 5-foot 4-inch HG-161 grand piano has a nicely balanced tone and very expressive dynamics. It is designed as a professional Grand piano with an amazingly big and rich sound for an instrument of its category. While intended for reduced floor space requirements of smaller studios or home, it is build with all of the features of the larger professional grand piano. The lines of the instrument are elegant by design. The HG-161 beautifies any home surroundings while its sturdy construction makes it the perfect small professional piano. Finishes: Ebony Polish, Mahogany Polish, Walnut Polish, Mahogany Satin.
All the beauty of a Baby Grand with the power and tone of a Parlor Grand
Great voice, sound like you would expect from a 6 foot instrument
Soundboard crafted from high quality spruce found in the Alps