Liang Qiu was born on August 15, 1907 in Foshan, Guangdng province and passed away of illness at the age of seventy-five on May 19, 1982 in Guangzhou. Since he was a child, he was fond of music. Influenced by his father, brothers and the native ensembles, he learned the traditional music by himself. At the age of fourteen, he had been the music leader of many famous operatic groups. He was good at playing the Guangdong houguan and was called “Houguan Qiu”. He had a very good instrument which performed by him for a long time. Although there were worm pest in some place, it still had a good quality of sound. He was also good at playing the suona and xiao. At early 1930s, he had recorded many gramophone records in Cantonese music and songs with the New Moon Record Company. In 1946, he firstly introduced his wind instruments to the overseas audiences by going along with the operatic group to perform in Manila. In 1953, he was selected to represent China to participate in the World Youth Festival in Romania and won a prize. In 1959, as a member of the Guangdong Folk Music Group, he performed the solo houguan piece Xia Yuchou in Moscow and was well received by the audiences.