Master of Business Administration (Arts Management),
University of Western Sydney, Australia
Postgraduate Diploma in Musicology,
Chinese National Academy of Arts, China
Central Conservatory of Music, China
Diploma in Music,
Zhejiang Arts Institute, China
Zhan Yong Ming is a renowned dizi performer and educator. He is a member of the China Musician Association, Honorary Director of Bamboo Flute Committee in China Folk Orchestra Society, and the Director of Singapore Dizi Society. He attended Zhejiang Art School and went on to further his studies at the Central Conservatory of Music in the Department of Chinese Instrument, Chinese National Academy of Arts as well as the University of Western Sydney, Australia, where he obtained an Advanced Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma in Musicology and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Arts Management) respectively. He is currently a Professor, Masters’ Tutor and Department Director at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
He built a reputation for himself when he topped the National Instrumental Music Solo Competition (Dizi Category) in the 1980s. In the early 1990s, he was the first outstanding Chinese Orchestra Musician to represent China to visit Taiwan and has made major contributions to the cultural exchange between local and overseas countries. He later moved to Singapore and taught at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. In the past decades, he has won numerous awards in domestic as well as international competitions. He has also performed and lectured in over 20 countries worldwide, including Asia, Africa, Europe and America, and has nurtured numerous outstanding dizi performers.
His representative works include Listening to the Spring, Broken Bridge Meet, Spring on West Lake and Ballad of Lan Hua Hua. Books he has written include Introduction of Dizi, Zhan Yong Ming’s 50 Dizi Pieces and Chinese Dizi Music Appreciation and Tutorial. Zhan Yong Ming has also recorded many educational DVD and CD albums.