LI Ling-ling was born on December 7, 1963 in Houzhou, Anhui province. When she was eleven, she started to learn the yangqin from her father. In 1974, she was admitted to the Art School of Anhui Province learning the yangqin under YANG Yong-yao and ZHAO Yin-he. After graduation, she was admitted to the affiliated secondary school of Central Conservatory learning the yangqin under ZHANG Zhen-tian and GUI Xi-li. In 1981, she started her university studies in China Conservatory under XIANG Zu-hua. In 1985, she graduated from the conservatory and was recommended to be a postgraduate, continued to study under XIANG Zu-hua and studied the theory under LI-Xi-an. By publishing her essay The Review on the Development of Yangqin Music Composing from 1949 Till Now, she achieved her master’s degree and then became a lecturer in alma mater. She held her concert for graduation successfully. She was selected to participate in the 1st International Yangqin Conference and her performance was highly acclaimed. She is now the associate professor and the officer in charge of the plucked instrument division of the China Conservatory.