LI Mu-liang was born on February 23, 1918 in Changsha, Hunan province and passed away of illness on February 28, 2010 in Beijing. He was also named LI Meng-e and learning Peking Opera since he was young. When he was nine years old, he started to learn the jinghu. At fifteen, he learned under MA Lian-liang and started to accompany for YAN Ju-peng. At the age of nineteen, he started to learn the jinghu under XU Lan-yuan and accompanied for MA Lian-liang after twenty-two. He has designed operatic song melodies for many Peking Opera shows and has composed many new qupais. In 1982, he has recorded eleven jinghu pieces played by himself on phonograph records and cassette tapes.