Lien Violins-品牌建立目標與心路歷程

眾所皆知,建造品牌不是一件容易的事。但秉持著「如果你想要出眾,就必須要有獨特的想法和做法來與別人不一樣!」憑著這個目標與理想,『Lien Violins』的創辦人-連夢祺(David Lien)逐夢實踐中。

David Lien出生於音樂世家,自小學習小提琴,但因為父母都為老師的薪水是無法供應得起一把高價值的小提琴給David。於是David從藝術學院畢業到臺北市立交響樂團工作,甚至後來到維也納主修小提琴,就是一把三十幾年前,當時他父親花了台幣六千元的小提琴一路陪著他。

1986在維也納留學期間,David與音樂學院同學的爸爸,也是當地一位製琴師兼收藏家成了好朋友,就此讓David眼界大開。當他借到一把好琴可以練時,總是練到久久捨不得放下,原來一把好琴在手能讓演奏家得到大大的滿足。這對莫逆之交常常彼此交換「甚麼是一把好琴」的心得,David也從他那兒學到提琴製作的過程。一個懂得工藝、一個鑑定聲音,製琴的與拉琴的激盪出的火花,並發現提琴能有好音色的關鍵(不在價錢),『Lien Violins』就此萌芽。

2004年四月,David Lien憑著一股傻勁與熱情,帶著『Lien Violins』參加樂器界一年一度盛會-法蘭克福樂器展(musik messe),那是『Lien Violins』第一次亮相。處女秀即受到眾多矚目,尤其吸引了許多演奏家來到攤位,David Lien成功達到『Lien Violins』等於『好音色』,連窮演奏家也可以買得起的好琴為品牌目標。

2006年參加義大利展覽(Cremona Italy Show)時,現場正好展示Stradivari名琴。Stradivari音色可軟語呢喃、可激昂清越,聲音具有豐富層次,不論遠近都具有清晰的穿透力。當David拉奏完後,一個下定決心的笑容閃爍在他臉上,他說:「我已經銘記這個聲音了!」從此,更加確定台灣工作室製琴,要能達到Strad音色的水準為目標。

琴裡頭那張小小的『Lien Violins』品牌標籤,不僅代表一個來自台灣工作室對每一把琴的責任感,更是一個小提琴演奏家的夢想。

『Lien Violins』自2001年起開始在世界各國旅行、落腳至今,丹麥、德國、義大利、西班牙、波蘭、美國、以色列、南非、新加坡、泰國…等國家都可看到『Lien Violins』的蹤跡;德國、泰國更有『Lien Violins』品牌的經銷商。

Lien Violins- Our story

As everyone knows that building a brand is not an easy path, yet to hold the belief of if you want to do something different, the way of thinking and doing must be unique and special to distinguish ourselves from others, the founder of Lien Violins- David Lien made it!

David Lien comes from a musical family, and has been starting to play violin since he’s a little boy. Back then, both of his parents were teachers, apart from a NT$6,000 violin, they couldn’t provide him more, therefore in order to achieve his first musical dream, he started working in Taipei Symphony Orchestra after he graduated from Arts Academy, yet aside from earning money, by this opportunity, he also accumulated quite experience with music. Finally, in 1986, he achieved his first musical dream to study abroad in Vienna, Austria, and it’s his father’s violin stayed with him all along on this first stop of musical dream journey.

When David studied abroad, he learned how to make the instrument with a classmate’s father who is a local Luthier and also a collector; since the day they met, two of them just can’t stop sharing and exchanging the thoughts about instruments together; this mentorship and friendship had a great influence on David, not only helped him to accumulate knowledge but also triggered the different sense of taste for instrument.

Just then he found out that the key point for a nice instrument is not the price, and it’s then the blueprint of Lien Violins started sprouted in David’s mind.

In 2004, with the enthusiasm and stubbornness, David brought “Lien Violins” to the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, and it’s the great success for him to left audiences the impression of “Lien Violins equals Good Tone and Sound”.

In 2006, David Lien participated in Cremona Italy show. And he had a chance to play Stradivari Violin there, under the ear, immediately he can’t help but immersed himself in sweetness and brilliance of tone, and the depth of sound from the lowest notes to the highest; when he finished playing,“I’ve already borne this sound in my mind! “, he said with a determined smile flashed on his face. Since then, he made his mind up that he hopes all the Lien Violins’ instruments can reach to the Strad’s level and also can impressed the master class players from all over the world. However, the tiny label inside of each Lien Violins’instrument represents not only the responsibility for per instrument and players but also the player’s dream.

Moreover, Lien Violins has been starting to travel around the world since 2001, so now you can find our footprint in Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain, USA, Israel, South Africa, Singapore, Thailand, etc.