YAO Gong-bai was born on September 28, 1948 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. In 2008, he has proclaimed as one of the representative successors of qin music of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity by Cultural Department of China. He studied the qin under his father. Later, he further studied under WU Zhen-ping and ZHANG Zi-qian. His performance is specialized in his father’s transcriptions. He also has his own transcriptions of qin music. Besides of performance, he also studies and researches on ancient fingerings, history and temperament of qin music.