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.