Zhi Cheng Tong
Oral History Information
Job TitleFormer Chairman
Company NamePearl River Piano Company
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 responsibility he felt all piano makers should display towards nature for providing the wood to make their instruments. He was a strong supporter of music education and during his 2006 NAMM interview said "Our future is the child we encourage to play today."