Chinese Music Industry

Amy Mao teamed with Dr. Paul Shelden in 2004 to create a new line of band instruments. With the growing technology available in China, Amy and Paul set out to produce the finest musical instrument possible within the setting of a manufacturing factory. With an eye for detail, Amy produced the...
Fredy Shen worked closely with Remo Belli becoming a Vice President in the Remo Corporation. Mr. Shen oversaw the expansion of the company’s manufacturing overseas. The relationships that he helped develop were vital in the company’s global marketing growth for over 30 years.  In addition, Mr. Shen...
Zhi Cheng Tong served as the Chairman for Pearl River Pianos in China and was one of its longest-term employees.  The company was established in 1956, and he joined the company just two years later. Mr. Tong made his products among the best known pianos in the world, while maintaining the great...
Agness Tsao earned her college degree in banking and always had a love of music, singing in choirs from a young age. After college she began working for KHS Musical Instruments, which had a retail store in Taiwan and its manufacturing in the country as well. Agness was only the fourth employee to...
June Wang is very proud of her company, Pearl River.  She is an outstanding spokesperson for the China-based piano manufacturer.  In fact, it was Ms. Wang who assisted the NAMM Oral History team to conduct an interview with the then-chairman, Zhi Cheng Tong back in 2006.  Ten years later, at the...
Abraham Wechter grew up listening to Yiddish music and took both piano and violin lessons as a kid. He used to sneak a transistor radio under his pillow at night and listen to underground rock radio stations. His passion for building guitars came about when he was in a music store and looked into...
Katie Yu first heard about Tom Lee Music Company in Hong Kong while her children were taking music lessons.  In 1991, she began working in the administrative office for the store. She found the company to have a great deal of family pride as she worked alongside the two founders, Tom and Betty Lee...
Siwei Zou is the founder and president of sE Electronics International Inc.  He was born in Shanghai, China and began playing at an early age.  Siwei was focused on western classical music and composed both classical and popular music during the early part of his career.  He played at the famed...

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