In October 1959, pipa performer WU Yu-xia was born in Shanghai. When she was a child, she studied the pipa under WEI Zu-guang and YANG Cheng-ye, etc. Then she entered the Central Conservatory, studing under LIU De-hai, LI Guang-hua, CHEN Ze-min, LI Guang-zu, WU Guo-liang, ZHAO Zhong-da, who are famous pipa players. In 1980, she won an award in the first national pipa competition, and was recognized by the Cultural Ministry to be one of the top artists. WU Yu-xia not only often participated in many major performances within the country, she also has given various successful recitals. In 1992 she was selected to be one of the first ten Mainland China artists visiting Taiwan.