|APOLLON||MONARCH||MUSA||DELPHI||AMPHION||ORPHEUS 47||VEGA||ORPHEUS 46|
The AOYAMA family business dates back to the 1880's. JITAROH AOYAMA was the pioneering head of the family two generations ago when the family specialized in the repair of musical instruments such as violin and organ. He founded the "AOYAMA MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MANUFACTURING COMPANY" to manufacture stringed instruments including violin and cello in the region of Fukui in 1897. When his descendant MASAO AOYAMA, who had an overwhelming love of the harp, assumed control of the business, he was able to dedicate himself to building this charming instrument. MASAO AOYAMA, with his skills and inspirations, started the production of Aoyama Folk Harps. KENZO AOYAMA, the present successor of the business, by his own efforts began the production of Grand Concert Harps and brought the family company world wide recognition as one of the few international harp makers. In 1992, the new AOYAMA harp factory was completed, including a concert hall and a museum of antique harps. The family ethos of "Be honest and do your best work", combined with fine dedicated craftsmen in the factory, enable new harps to be produced in harmony with both tradition and new techniques. The experience of making musical instruments for over a century, combined with a close association with musicians, has kept Aoyama in the forefront of musical technology. The family intends to keep this position into the next century. KENZO AOYAMA
Magdalene Wong is the representative of AOYAMA harps in Singapore.
For more information
harps and harp
prices, kindly email.
| Home | Biography | Repertoire | Recordings | Rates & Contact | Harp Lessons |
| Harp Appreciation | History of Harp Development | Photo Album | Useful Links |