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 Violin’s 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 Violin’s 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.