LIU De-hai was born on August 13, 1937 in Shanghai and passed away of illness on April 11, 2020 in Beijing. His ancestral home was Heibei province. He started to learn traditional instruments such as pipa at a very early age. This early contact with Chinese traditional and folk music laid a solid foundation for his future achievements. In 1957, LIU De-hai entered the Central Conservatory of Music of China for further study, where he received the education of western music. His diligence brought good marks. After graduation, he was assigned to work at Alma mater, teaching pipa. He trained many splendid music talents. In 1970, LIU became a soloist of Central Orchestra of China and often participated in the concerts home and abroad . Since the 1960s, LIU has visited around 30 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America and put on lots of shows. Since 1979, he has three wonderful co-operation with Seiji Ozawa, the famous conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He performed musical compositions such as The Little Sisters on the Prairie and recorded his own albums. Since 1981, LIU has also worked together with Berliner Philharmoniker, German Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra and Singapore Symphony Orchestra. His superb skill, unique playing style and great zeal attracted and genuinely convinced the audience home and abroad . LIU De-hai’s artistic ideas have gradually formed and developed through practice. He successfully combined the spiritual pursuits of humanity, the choice of artistic road and the development of traditional music through three aspects: traditional, national, and universal. He incorporated things of diverse nature and adopted other’s merits. After almost thirty years’ effort, he greatly developed the performing skill of pipa and formed a unique, new, philosophical artistic style. All these are the hallmark of a new stage of the art of pipa, in theme, content or skill. In the last twenty years, LIU De-hai has specialized in the modern philosophical theories. By combining Chinese with West, he has formed his philosophy of “golden triangle”—all-embracing, optimum seeking and tripartite confrontation. His philosophy expands artistic train of thought and space, making pipa develop toward new fields such as chamber and symphony music. Particularly, as his theory is based on new thoughts and angle, it is more universal and practical. LIU De-hai is a versatile person, a performer, teacher, composer, theorist and a conductor. He is a master musician in every field. Recently, LIU De-hai holds the position of professor in the China Conservatory of Music.