Di Zhao Flutes

About Di Zhao

dizhaoDi 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, the noted repair school, where he enrolled in the program of Band Instrument repair. At the end of 1992, Mr. Zhao was hired to work for Verne Q. Powell Flutes, beginning his nearly 20-year flute making career.

During his 13 years at Powell, Mr. Zhao mastered all aspects of flute production, working as a padder, headjoint maker, stringer, and body maker. In 2002, he was promoted to Powell‘s Vice President of Quality.

Since working at Powell, Mr. Zhao has also served as Vice President and General Manager at William S. Haynes Flutes.


Student Flutes

DZ 100 Debut Series – click on link


DZ 301 CEA


DZ 301 CEF with rounded neck

DZ 301 Series – click on link

DZ 401 Series – click on link

DZ 501 BEF

DZ 501 BEF

DZ 501 & 601 Series – click on link

DZ 801 BEF

DZ 801 BEF

DZ 701 & 801 Series – click on link

Handmade Flutes

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Piccolos/Alto and Bass

Bass Flutes – click on link

DZ Alto Flutes

DZ Piccolos – click on link


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