Di Zhao

Having started out performing as the principal flutist for the Hunan Broadcast Orchestra and later the National Ensemble Orchestra of China, Di Zhao went on to spend 20 years mastering the art of flute making working for the likes of Verne Q. Powell as their Vice President of Quality and for the William S. Haynes flute company as Vice President and General Manager. Now Mr. Zhao has started his own flute business and has built a flute factory in China, working to produce the best quality flutes in China for the next generation. Di Zhao's flutes are played by hundreds of famous flutists around the world.

Di Zhao’s instruments are made with careful attention to precision in his factory in Tianjin, China where the workers are trained directly by Mr. Zhao. Padded with Pisoni pads, and partially shimmed similar to the highest quality professional level flutes, all instruments achieve smooth key action, fast response, and excellent resonance. Each instrument is tested and adjusted by Mr. Zhao himself prior to being made available to the public and the hand-cut headjoints with undercuts and overcuts make the sound quality full and easy to play. All flutes are tuned to pitch A442 and the wood in the Grenadilla flutes is carefully selected, treated, and seasoned to resist changes in temperature and humidity.

  • Di Zhao Alto Flute DZA-100
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    Di Zhao Alto Flute DZA-100

    All Di Zhao's instruments are made with careful attention to precision in their factory in Tianjin, China. The workers are all superbly trained directly by Mr. Zhao himself. The flutes are all padded with Pissoni pads, and all pads are partially shimmed like the finest professional flutes. All instruments are made to achieve smooth key action, fast response and excellent resonance. Di Zhao personally tests and adjusts each flute before making it available to the consumer. Hand -cut headjoints make the sound quality full and easy to play. All flutes are tuned to pitch 442.

    The DZA-100 alto flute features silver-plated curved and straight headjoints with silver-plated body and mechanism.

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    • $2300.00
  • Di Zhao Alto Flute DZA-100S
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    Di Zhao Alto Flute DZA-100S

    All Di Zhao's instruments are made with careful attention to precision in their factory in Tianjin, China. The workers are all superbly trained directly by Mr. Zhao himself. The flutes are all padded with Pissoni pads, and all pads are partially shimmed like the finest professional flutes. All instruments are made to achieve smooth key action, fast response and excellent resonance. Di Zhao personally tests and adjusts each flute before making it available to the consumer. Hand -cut headjoints make the sound quality full and easy to play. All flutes are tuned to pitch 442.

    The DZA-100S alto flute features a Sterling silver straight headjont, silver-plated curved headjoint and silver-plated body and mechanism.

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    • $2999.00
  • Di Zhao Alto Flute DZA-200
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    Di Zhao Alto Flute DZA-200

    All Di Zhao's instruments are made with careful attention to precision in their factory in Tianjin, China. The workers are all superbly trained directly by Mr. Zhao himself. The flutes are all padded with Pissoni pads, and all pads are partially shimmed like the finest professional flutes. All instruments are made to achieve smooth key action, fast response and excellent resonance. Di Zhao personally tests and adjusts each flute before making it available to the consumer. Hand -cut headjoints make the sound quality full and easy to play. All flutes are tuned to pitch 442.

    The DZA-200 alto flute features a Sterling silver straight headjoint, silver-plated curved headjoint, Sterling silver body, and silver-plated mechanism.

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    • $3800.00
  • Di Zhao Bass Flute
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    Di Zhao Bass Flute

    All Di Zhao's instruments are made with careful attention to precision in their factory in Tianjin, China. The workers are all superbly trained directly by Mr. Zhao himself. The flutes are all padded with Pissoni pads, and all pads are partially shimmed like the finest professional flutes. All instruments are made to achieve smooth key action, fast response and excellent resonance. Di Zhao personally tests and adjusts each flute before making it available to the consumer. Hand -cut headjoints make the sound quality full and easy to play. All flutes are tuned to pitch 442.

    The Di Zhao bass flute features a silver-plated headjoint, body, and mechanism, C foot and off-set G.

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    • $3550.00
  • Di Zhao Flute DZ-301
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    Di Zhao Flute DZ-301

    All Di Zhao's instruments are made with careful attention to precision in their factory in Tianjin, China. The workers are all superbly trained directly by Mr. Zhao himself. The flutes are all padded with Pissoni pads, and all pads are partially shimmed like the finest professional flutes. All instruments are made to achieve smooth key action, fast response and excellent resonance. Di Zhao personally tests and adjusts each flute before making it available to the consumer. Hand -cut headjoints make the sound quality full and easy to play. All flutes are tuned to pitch 442.

    The Di Zhao DZ-301 is all silver-plated with a Sterling silver riser, C foot, Y-arms, and is available with either off-set or inline G, closed or open hole.

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    • $840.00
  • Di Zhao Flute DZ-401
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    Di Zhao Flute DZ-401

    All Di Zhao's instruments are made with careful attention to precision in their factory in Tianjin, China. The workers are all superbly trained directly by Mr. Zhao himself. The flutes are all padded with Pissoni pads, and all pads are partially shimmed like the finest professional flutes. All instruments are made to achieve smooth key action, fast response and excellent resonance. Di Zhao personally tests and adjusts each flute before making it available to the consumer. Hand -cut headjoints make the sound quality full and easy to play. All flutes are tuned to pitch 442.

    The Di Zhao DZ-401 is all silver-plated with a B foot, open hole, Y-arms, and is available with either inline or off-set G.

     

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    • $1040.00
  • Di Zhao Flute MiNiDi
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    Di Zhao Flute MiNiDi

    All Di Zhao's instruments are made with careful attention to precision in their factory in Tianjin, China. The workers are all superbly trained directly by Mr. Zhao himself. The flutes are all padded with Pissoni pads, and all pads are partially shimmed like the finest professional flutes. All instruments are made to achieve smooth key action, fast response and excellent resonance. Di Zhao personally tests and adjusts each flute before making it available to the consumer. Hand -cut headjoints make the sound quality full and easy to play. All flutes are tuned to pitch 442.

    A great flute for the very young player, the Di Zhao MiNiDi is all silver-plated with a curved headjoint, closed hole, off-set G, Y-arms, and plays to low D. 

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    • $650.00
  • Di Zhao Flute: DZ-500/601
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    Di Zhao Flute: DZ-500/601

    All Di Zhao's instruments are made with careful attention to precision in their factory in Tianjin, China. The workers are superbly trained directly by Mr. Zhao himself. The flutes are padded with Pissoni pads, and pads are partially shimmed like the finest professional flutes. All instruments are made to achieve smooth key action, fast response and excellent resonance. Di Zhao personally tests and adjusts each flute before making it available to the consumer. Hand -cut headjoints make the sound quality full and easy to play. All flutes are tuned to pitch 442.

    The Di Zhao DZ-601's Sterling silver handcut headjoint and silver-plated body are similar to the 501's build; the 601, however, comes with pointed arms on the keys. The pointed arms will help with smooth key action ,resulting in effortless technique for those difficult passages.

    The DZ-601 has a Sterling silver headjoint, silver-plated, nickel-silver body and mechanism, B foot, open hole, and pointed arms.

    Available options include a split-E mechanism and off-set or inline G.

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    • $1600.00
  • Di Zhao Flute: DZ-501
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    Di Zhao Flute: DZ-501

    All Di Zhao's instruments are made with careful attention to precision in their factory in Tianjin, China. The workers are superbly trained directly by Mr. Zhao himself. The flutes are padded with Pissoni pads, and pads are partially shimmed like the finest professional flutes. All instruments are made to achieve smooth key action, fast response and excellent resonance. Di Zhao personally tests and adjusts each flute before making it available to the consumer. Hand -cut headjoints make the sound quality full and easy to play. All flutes are tuned to pitch 442.

    The Di Zhao DZ-501 introduces the Di Zhao Sterling Silver series, and is equipped with a hand cut sterling silver head joint. Combined with a silver-plated body, the 400 will enhance the flutist's tone as they experience the variety of colors sterling silver has to offer. The density and resistance of the sterling silver head joint will push the flutist to utilize all of their air, and provide room for musical growth.

    The DZ-501 has a Sterling silver headjoint, silver-plated, nickel-silver body and mechanism, B foot, open hole, and Y-arms

    Available options include a split-E mechanism and off-set or inline G.

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    • $1400.00
  • Di Zhao Flute: DZ-701
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    Di Zhao Flute: DZ-701

    All Di Zhao's instruments are made with careful attention to precision in their factory in Tianjin, China. The workers are superbly trained directly by Mr. Zhao himself. The flutes are padded with Pissoni pads, and pads are partially shimmed like the finest professional flutes. All instruments are made to achieve smooth key action, fast response and excellent resonance. Di Zhao personally tests and adjusts each flute before making it available to the consumer. Hand -cut headjoints make the sound quality full and easy to play. All flutes are tuned to pitch 442.

    The Di Zhao DZ-701 is a step up from the 400/500 with its sterling silver tubing. Denser than the previous models, the 600 plays a vital role for the young flutist's musical growth while developing their professional sound. The sterling silver tubing will provide a variety of colors and projects a full, rich, vibrant sound to the audience in a concert setting. 

    The DZ-701 has a Sterling silver headjoint and body with a silver-plated, nickel-silver mechanism, B foot, open hole, and Y-arms.

    Available options include a split-E mechanism and off-set or inline G.

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    • $2400.00
  • Di Zhao Flute: DZ-801
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    Di Zhao Flute: DZ-801

    All Di Zhao's instruments are made with careful attention to precision in their factory in Tianjin, China. The workers are superbly trained directly by Mr. Zhao himself. The flutes are padded with Pissoni pads, and pads are partially shimmed like the finest professional flutes. All instruments are made to achieve smooth key action, fast response and excellent resonance. Di Zhao personally tests and adjusts each flute before making it available to the consumer. Hand -cut headjoints make the sound quality full and easy to play. All flutes are tuned to pitch 442.

    The Di Zhao DZ-801 has professional features at an affordable price. The 700 produces a warm, rich sound that resonates within the hall. With the option of adding a gold riser (10k, 14k or 6k Gold lip with silver riser) the aspiring flutist can enhance their professional sound with its warm, colorful properties. The flutist can expand their technical skills by adding professional specs such as the C# trill key and D# roller helping to play difficult passages with ease. The 700 is ideal for any serious flutist looking to advance their musical career.

    The DZ-801 has a Sterling silver headjoint and body with a silver-plated mechanism, B foot, open hole, and pointed arms

    Available options include a split-E mechanism, C# trill key, D# roller, and off-set or inline G. Headjoint upgrades include a 10k gold riser, 14k gold riser, and a 9k gold lip plate with a silver riser. 

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    • $2800.00
  • Di Zhao Flute: DZW Grenadilla Wood
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    Di Zhao Flute: DZW Grenadilla Wood

    All Di Zhao's instruments are made with careful attention to precision in their factory in Tianjin, China. The workers are superbly trained directly by Mr. Zhao himself. The flutes are padded with Pissoni pads, and pads are partially shimmed like the finest professional flutes. All instruments are made to achieve smooth key action, fast response and excellent resonance. Di Zhao personally tests and adjusts each flute before making it available to the consumer. Hand -cut headjoints make the sound quality full and easy to play. All flutes are tuned to pitch 442.

    The newly redesigned Di Zhao DZW Grenadilla wood flute features a Grenadilla wood headjoint and body with silver-plated, pinned mechanism. The DZW Grenadilla wood flute features an off-set G with open holes and French pointed arms. Options include a split-E mechanism and either a B foot with Gizmo or a C foot.

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    • $5980.00
  • Di Zhao Piccolo DZP-101 ABS Plastic
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    Di Zhao Piccolo DZP-101 ABS Plastic

    All Di Zhao's instruments are made with careful attention to precision in their factory in Tianjin, China. The workers are all superbly trained directly by Mr. Zhao himself. All instruments are made to achieve smooth key action, fast response and excellent resonance. Di Zhao personally tests and adjusts each flute before making it available to the consumer.

    The DZP-101 piccolo has a silver-plated, nickel-silver headjoint, ABS Plastic body, and silver-plated nickel-silver mechanism.

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    • $850.00
  • Di Zhao Piccolo DZP-102 Composite
    • 27% off

    Di Zhao Piccolo DZP-102 Composite

    All Di Zhao's instruments are made with careful attention to precision in their factory in Tianjin, China. The workers are all superbly trained directly by Mr. Zhao himself. All instruments are made to achieve smooth key action, fast response and excellent resonance. Di Zhao personally tests and adjusts each flute before making it available to the consumer.

    The DZP-102 piccolo has a Composite headjoint and body with a silver-plated, nickel-silver mechansim. 

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    • $1150.00
  • Di Zhao Piccolo DZP-201 Grenadilla Wood
    • 19% off

    Di Zhao Piccolo DZP-201 Grenadilla Wood

    All Di Zhao's instruments are made with careful attention to precision in their factory in Tianjin, China. The workers are all superbly trained directly by Mr. Zhao himself. All instruments are made to achieve smooth key action, fast response and excellent resonance. Di Zhao personally tests and adjusts each flute before making it available to the consumer.

    The DZP-201 piccolo has a Grenadilla wood headjoint and body with a silver-plated, nickel-silver mechanism.

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    • $1850.00
  • Di Zhao Piccolo DZP-301 Rosewood
    • 19% off

    Di Zhao Piccolo DZP-301 Rosewood

    All Di Zhao's instruments are made with careful attention to precision in their factory in Tianjin, China. The workers are all superbly trained directly by Mr. Zhao himself. All instruments are made to achieve smooth key action, fast response and excellent resonance. Di Zhao personally tests and adjusts each flute before making it available to the consumer.

    The DZP-301 piccolo has a Rosewood headjoint and body with a silver-plated, nickel-silver mechanism.

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    • $2150.00
  • Flute - Di Zhao DZ-600 #S-3453 (Pre-Owned) - SOLD

    Di Zhao flute model DZ-600, #S-3453 has a Sterling silver headjoint and body with silver-plated mechanism; drawn tone holes, open holes, off-set G, and a B foot with Gizmo.

    All our used, pre-owned, and demo instruments are fully serviced before made available for sale. They are disassembled and cleaned; cork replaced, pads and leaks fixed; and fully re-assembled and re-adjusted.

    We also provide a six-month warranty on further adjustments or issues with corks, felts, or pad seating for all our used, pre-owned, and demo instruments.

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    • $1675.00
  • Flute - Di Zhao DZ-700 #S-3791 (Pre-Owned) - SOLD

    Di Zhao flute model DZ-700 #S=3791 has a Sterling silver headjoint and body with silver-plated mechanism, pointed arms, drawn tone holes, open holes, off-set G, and a B foot with Gizmo.

    All our used, pre-owned, and demo instruments are fully serviced before made available for sale. They are disassembled and cleaned; cork replaced, pads and leaks fixed; and fully re-assembled and re-adjusted.

    We also provide a six-month warranty on further adjustments or issues with corks, felts, or pad seating for all our used, pre-owned, and demo instruments.

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    • $1950.00
  • Flute - Di Zhao Handmade Silver #78 (Pre-Owned)

    Di Zhao Handmade Silver flute #78 has a Sterling silver headjoint with a 14k Gold riser, a Sterling silver body and mechanism, drawn tone holes, open holes, a C# trill key, split-E mechanism, off-set G, and a B foot with Gizmo.

    All our used, pre-owned, and demo instruments are fully serviced before made available for sale. They are disassembled and cleaned; cork replaced, pads and leaks fixed; and fully re-assembled and re-adjusted.

    We also provide a six-month warranty on further adjustments or issues with corks, felts, or pad seating for all our used, pre-owned, and demo instruments.

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    • $6995.00