Di Zhao graduated from Wuhan Conservatory, after which he played at the Hunan Broadcast Orchestra for two years as its principal flutist. In 1984 he became the principal flutist at the National Ensemble Orchestra of China in Beijing, a post that he held until 1990 when he came to the United States to pursue his Master’s Degree at Indiana University. In 1992 he attended West Iowa Technical College, where he enrolled in the program of Band Instrument repair.

Over the next two decades, Di Zhao mastered every aspect of flute making, held positions at the highest levels within the flute industry, and worked closely with many flute makers of renown, including Burkart Flutes, Arista Flutes, and many more. . He officially joined Verne Q. Powell Flutes in 1993 as a technician, and eventually rose to the position of Vice President of Quality. While there, he helped establish the Powell Sonare line. In 2004 he left Powell to joint-purchase William S. Haynes Flute Company with Qian Ni of Eastman Strings. As the Vice President of the new Haynes regime, he established the Haynes Amadeus student line. In 2006, Di left Haynes to pursue his life-long dream of establishing his own flute company, and Di Zhao Flutes was born.

Di Zhao Flutes has come a long way in the past decade. Starting from the basement of his own home, Di Zhao grew his new company to where it is today, with offices in Westford and Tianjin, and a rapidly expanding factory in Jingzhou with over fifty impeccably trained workers all producing the world's finest quality flutes. From student flutes to handmade professional flutes, piccolos to contrabass, Di Zhao Flutes is an industry leader with excellent choices for everyone.

Shan Liu earned her Bachelor’s degree in music at Wuhan Conservatory and her Master’s degree in flute performance at Indiana University. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree, she played for the National Symphony Orchestra of China (then known as the Central Philharmonic) for over 6 years before coming to the United States. While earning her Master’s degree, she played in the Southwest Michigan and Elkhart Orchestras while teaching at St. Mary's College and Indiana University.

William Zhao has played the flute and piano for over 15 years. In 2014, he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He is now the marketing director of Di Zhao Flutes. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our products, or are a dealer who would like to arrange a trial, please contact him at wz@dizhaoflutes.com.

Graduated from the SGPIS Great School of Planning and Statistics of Warsaw in Poland. She is the newest member of the Di Zhao Flutes team, and is now our shop’s general manager, secretary, and assistant flute technician.

Elias Speliotis graduated from Bentley University’s McCallum Graduate School of Business. He worked for 10 years in the banking industry as a manager. He is now an invaluable member of the Di Zhao Flutes team, where he serves as our financial consultant, book keeper, and sales analyst.