ABOUT YOUNG CHANG
The company was founded in 1956 by three brothers, Jai-Young Kim, Jai-Chang Kim and Jai-Sup Kim. As South Korea emerged as a major economy and producer of high quality goods, Young Chang has also emerged as one of the largest manufacturers of quality pianos in the world. It produces and markets the Bergmann, Weber and Pramberger models, and used to manufacture the Essex line for Steinway & Sons.
In 1990, Young Chang purchased Kurzweil Music Systems, a maker of high end electronic and digital musical instruments.
Joseph Pramberger, a former vice president from Steinway & Sons and an experienced piano designer, joined the company in 1995. Pramberger brought many new innovations to piano design, including the “Platinum Touch Action” and the patented asymmetrically tapered soundboard.