AN Ru-li was born on September 11, 1939 in Yuci, Shanxi province and passed away of illness on June 2, 2010 in Beijing. He has been the associate professor and the head of the instrumental department of the China Conservatory. He is also a member of the Chinese Musicians’ Association, the associate director of the board of the National Erhu Examination, an executive member of the China Folk Orchestral Music Academy, an executive member of the Beijing Erhu Research Association. He learned the erhu under the famous musician JIANG Feng-zhi, the banhu and gaohu under LIU Ming-yuan and the jinghu under HE Shun-xin. He has developed his distinct style of erhu performance and has composed a number of erhu pieces, the erhu concerto June Snow is composed together with Professor HUANG Xiao-fei.