SLM’s Lang Shen Appointed Product Manager of Knilling Strings

Posted on November 17, 2017

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – St Louis Music is pleased to announce the promotion of Lang Shen to the position of Product Manager of Knilling Strings. In her new role, Lang will oversee and drive the day to day operations of the Knilling and Nicoló Gabrielli lines, both of which she has played a critical role in their development and success.    

“Lang has been a wonderful friend and a key member of the SLM team for many years,” Says Craig Denny, Vice President – Band & Orchestra at St. Louis Music. “She knows Knilling and Nicoló Gabrielli better than anyone, having shepherded both under previous product managers. She also has a deep sense of the string business which will prove invaluable in this new role. It’s a pleasure to be able to offer her a very well deserved promotion.”

Lang Shen brings 36 years of experience to the Knilling brand, having spent almost her entire career with the St. Louis Music family. Lang is an accomplished musician in her own right, having majored in cello performance at SUNY Purchase with a bachelor in fine arts, while teaching in the Si-Yo Society Foundation Program at Pace University, and free-lancing in New York City in the American Philharmonica, 92nd St Y, and Bronx Opera Orchestras.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to oversee Knilling,” Says Lang. “The brand has continued to thrive and grow, and the success of Nicoló Gabrielli is very exciting and speaks to the hard work we’ve done over the years. I am privileged to do a job I love to do and excited to keep the momentum going.”

For more information or to become a dealer call your St. Louis Music representative at 314-727-4512 or email [email protected]  

{Pictured: Lang Shen}

St. Louis Music/U.S. Band & Orchestra is one of the largest general distributors of musical instruments and accessories in North America. SLM is the owner of Alvarez, Austin and Sigma Guitars, Knilling String Instruments, E.K. Blessing, Zonda Brasswinds and Reeds and Hamilton stands. The company is also the exclusive USA distributor of Dixon Drums and Hardware, and P. Mauriat Brass and Woodwinds. SLM distributes over 250 brands of accessories to music stores across the USA.

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