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Music China 2009: Hailun "Dreams of the East" grand piano draws a crowd.
By Hailun USA
3/6/2010 12:36:00 PM
On the Saturday before the opening of the Music China Fair in Shanghai, a multinational team of piano designers is crowded around a hand-carved piano at the Hailun Piano factory in Ningbo, 175 miles to the south. The special edition concert grand with its images of Chinese landscapes carved in rosewood will be the centerpiece of Hailun’s exhibit at the show. Voicing specialist Sibin Zlatkovic is making his final adjustments to its exposed strings while the rest of the team looks on.

View of Hailun "Dreams of the East" Grand Piano

“We did this kind of work at Bösendorfer,” says Basilios Strmec, an Austrian who is now president Hailun USA. “This is a gorgeous piano, all hand-carved. It took 19 months to build.”

The showpiece piano represents a first step into the luxury piano market for Hailun, whose mid-priced instruments have taken hold throughout North America and Europe as well in as the domestic Chinese market. Last year the brand received worldwide exposure in the form of a red lacquered grand piano built for ceremonies in the run-up to the Beijing Olympic Games.

After the Music China Fair, Hailun’s hand-carved concert grand, called Dreams of the East, sold to a Chinese businessman for  $347,000

Mr. & Mrs. Chen in front of "Dreams of the East" Piano

Hailun’s goal is to build into a global brand that is recognized for its quality and its acceptance among serious musicians in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. We intend to focus on continually improving the quality of our instruments both in production and musicality-  and remain an innovative company. An important part of our brand goal is to extend open arms to musicians and develop a visible artist program. Ultimately, Hailun wants to reach out and be able to serve the stages of concert halls and recording studios with instruments that stun musicians and music connoisseurs of every musical persuasion.

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On Thursday, September 23, 2010 Piano Lessons for Beginners wrote:

Beautiful piano, it is worth it to be bought for $347k. Imagine they built it for 9 months, anyway it can also be displayed in a museum. Great post!


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On Friday, July 09, 2010 musical instruments wrote:

Wow, I never knew that Hailun "Dreams of the East" grand piano draws. That's pretty interesting...


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On Friday, May 28, 2010 Recording Studio wrote:

Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.Any way Ill be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon


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On Wednesday, May 05, 2010 Ringtones wrote:

It's sad to see that work of art in such a warehousy setting. It should be sitting in the living room of a luxury home. I wonder if the sound is as good as the aesthetics?


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