World-Class Instruments, Atelier Hagen
Reliable quality at optimal prices.
Selected by the best music schools.
Rich sound that resonates within.
I. HIGH-CLASS SOUND OF A MASTER CRAFTSMAN
For over 20 years, Atelier Hagen has been interacting with music specialists from around the world, producing high-quality instruments made from select air-dried tonewood from Italy, Germany, and Bosnia. We have been acknowledged by both domestic and international musicians as providers of instruments of "reliable quality at optimal prices."
Hagen breathes top-class sound and value into your instrument, and is highly regarded by musicians as creator of the world’s finest chordophones. Each piece is a work of art that holds the soul of a true master craftsman; a luxurious vessel that brings out the performer’s full potential. All you need is a Hagen string instrument to play music that touches the heart.
II. TOP QUALITY WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGIES
All Hagen instruments are traditionally handmade from Italian/Bosnian spruce and German/Italian maple wood that has been air-dried for at least ten to thirty years.
Our exclusive scientific technologies, developed over a course of decades, create rich and clear sound without the typical coarseness found in brand new instruments.
Our exterior varnish incorporates environmentally friendly and natural materials imported from France, and is applied with traditional hand brush varnishing techniques from Germany and Italy.
Fusing cutting-edge technologies with the best wood available, Atelier Hagen produces world-class instruments that bear comparison with their European counterparts.
Every single instrument has passed strict and rigorous inspections via state-of-the-art equipment, granting musicians only the best of quality.
III. ACCEPTED AT THE BEST MUSIC SCHOOLS!
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AT MUSIC COMPETITIONS!
Atelier Hagen string instruments aim to reach the soul rather than the ears, by producing sounds that stir and resonate deep within. As a result, many students have been accepted into prestigious music schools using our products.
Each year, our instruments help aspiring musicians enter competitive schools within Korea including Yewon Music School, Seoul Arts High School, Yonsei University, Korea National University of Arts, Ewha Women’s University, Chungang University, University of Seoul, Dongduk Women’s University, and more.
Hagen’s superiority is also proven every year at renowned music competitions. Users of Hagen have swept the board at events such as the OSAKA International Music Competition, Nanpa Concours, Eumak Journal Concours, Segye Ilbo Music Competition, Eumak Chunchu Concours, and more.
Competition judges are also deeply touched and applaud the sound quality of Hagen each time.
Furthermore, Hagen is lately receiving international recognition. Our instruments have been successfully used in auditions at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, Hochschule fur Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, Hochschule fur Musik Detmold, Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Rostock, Hochschule fur Musik Franz Liszt Weimar, Hochschule fur Musik und Tanz Koln, and Mozarteum Salzburg.
IV. WORLD-CLASS PERFORMANCES WITH HAGEN INSTRUMENTS
Since 2014, Atelier Hagen has shared the excellence of our instruments via culturally enriching concerts such as “Hana Ensemble, A Performance of Hagen Instruments,” “Concert with Violinist Yoon So-Young and Hagen Young Artists,” “Atelier Hagen Music Sketch with International Guest Artists,” and more.
Hagen has also been praised by renowned musicians such as Sinfonieorchester Basel concertmaster Yoon So-Young, principal violist Veit Hertenstein, and principal cellist Benjamin Gregor-Smith, who have claimed our products to be just as magnificent as European instruments.”
V. HAGEN’S UNIQUE WARRANTY PROGRAM
Enforcing Korea’s first fixed-price system, Atelier Hagen has successfully standardized the volume and sound for each instrument grade, using state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge techniques to strictly manage our tonewood. This saves you the effort of countlessly testing out different instruments before purchase. What’s more, each instrument goes through rigorous sound tests to ensure quality.
ur warranty program guarantees ten years of repair free of charge (including damage from misuse, not applicable for expendable accessories); and if you are unhappy with the sound quality, we offer a full exchange for a new instrument within the first six months.