The challenge of constructing great pianos requires a relentless pursuit of excellence fueled by a passion for the instrument. – Young Chang
Our company was established in 1956 as the first piano brand in Korea’s history. Young Chang has become synonymous for reliability and quality of the finest instruments. Each of our instruments has undergone hundreds of individual steps in order to produce the perfect artwork of the finished product. Each piano made has been produced with the heart and soul of Young Chang.
The transparent and distinctive sound of Young Chang Pianos is what makes us stand out. Our pianos are renowned for their dynamic range of musical expression, power and depth of tone. Treasured for the beauty and clarity of sound timbre, the Young Chang piano is pleasant and responsive to the touch.
Young Chang Piano soundboard‘s unique curvature is created by precisely applied tensions that result from the interplay of several factors including the milling of the rib ends and drying phases in a climatic chamber.
Young Chang piano’s tonal quality is integrally tied to the complex and specialized nuances of material selection. At YOUNG CHANG. the ﬁnest natural raw materials are selected and stored under controlled climatic conditions and processed by skilled craftsmen. The creation of a Young Chang Piano is a process which takes years and years to perfect.
Our piano parts are durable and long lasting. The piano’s frame is made utilizing a cutting edge precision vacuum cast, manufactured in Young Chang’s own facility.
YOUNG CHANG HISTORY
The challenge of constructing great pianos requires a relentless pursuit of excellence fueled by a passion for the instrument. The piano is a simple instrument constructed from basic materials and the comparison from one piano to another easily captures the critical eyes and ears of the world where flaws cannot be hidden, and true brilliance Stands apart. Thus, to compete and transform wood and iron Into an uncompromising musical instrument, one needs resiliency, innovation, and dedication.
In 1956 a prominent Korean family with many years of experience In the piano industry embraced this challenge. Young Chang rapidly grew into a manufacturer of instruments that provided to the public a special covenant: the provision of high quality pianos at prices that make them accessible to many. Quality and efficient manufacturing have always been the guiding concepts of Young Chang; however, Young Chang goes further, asking each member of the manufacturing process to consider him or herself as an artist. Such is the attitude at Young Chang as the skilled and dedicated employees recognize that they create musical works of art.
South Korea boasts a rich artistic and cultural heritage, and our employees are proud and talented descendants of that tradition, the sons and daughters of ancient Korean artisans. Our confidence is rooted In our products. We have always aspired to produce the finest quality pianos- our manufacturing facilities are equipped with the latest precision equipment as we lead the world in the advancement of piano building technology. Our designers and engineers have created a highly sophisticated manufacturing environment that enables us to produce a superior instrument. Such, then, Is Young Chang: the combination of passion, artistry, and innovation. Yet, Young Chang never rests on improvement and innovation. For over 50 years, Young Chang has evolved into one of the leaders of the piano world, winning critical praise and manufacturing awards for quality. For this we are indebted to our several thousand skilled and – dedicated employees around the world.
With our sights set high, we make it our business to produce only the finest musical instruments. Thousands of devotees of piano music, artists and admirers alike, echo that sentiment in having chosen a fine Young Chang instrument for themselves. We invite you too to experience the results of this heritage of artistry and craftsmanship that is Young Chang.
Young Chang Timeline
1956 Founding of Young Chang Co. Ltd
1990 Acquisition of Kurzweil Music Systems
1995 Established manufacturing facility, Tianjin Young Chang Akki in China
1996 Awarded ISO 9001 Certification
2006 Young Chang becomes a subsidiary of Hyundai Development Group
2006 Multi-million dollar renovation of manufacturing facility in Tianjin
2007 Established Guinness World Record “Fantastic Piano Festival — 555 participants”
2009 A newly redesigned piano line introduced in a two-year collaboration with Delwin Fandrich
2010 Redesigned product goes into production and distribution in North America
Grand Piano Models:
• Y150 4'11"
• Y157 5'2"
• Y175 5'9"
• Y185 6'1"
Upright Piano Models:
• Y114 45"
• Y116 46"
• Y118 47"
• Y121 48"
• Y131 52"