About us

Wendl & Lung is a piano-manufacturing company based in Vienna with piano production in China via a partnership, widely regarded for the production.

The Wendl & Lung brand started in 1910 as a collaboration between Stefan Lung and Johann Wendl in Vienna, Austria. From around 1930 onwards the company seems to have moved towards piano rebuilding and restoration.

Peter Veletzky, great-grandson of Stefan Lung, took over the business in 1994. In 1999 he became technical advisor to various piano manufacturers in China. This relationship was developed via the Chinese wife of Ernest Bittner, who formed a business partnership with Veletzky in 2000.

In 2003 pianos bearing the brand Wendl & Lung started to be produced in the Ningbo Hailun Musical Instruments Co. Ltd. in Ningbo, China, in partnership with Veletzky and Bittner. The first models were a 115 cm upright piano, based on a prototype made by Veletzky, and a 122 cm upright based on Hailun's existing upright model. This was commercialized to a Wendl & Lung 122 cm model in August 2003. The exact level of technical input from Veletzky in the manufacture of pianos is unclear, but it seems certain that he has introduced technical innovations and improved quality control processes to the Hailun factory.