The young pipa player YANG Jing was born in the city of Wuhan in Hubei Province in April 1964. At the age of 6 she started to learn the liuqin under her father. She grew up in a good arts education environment and soon began performing on stage. At the age of 10, she travelled along various famous pipa player in Hubei. In 1977, she entered the affiliated secondary school of Wuhan Music Institute and studied under Professor ZHOU Qian. In autumn 1982, she entered the Instrumental Music Department of Chinese Conservatory of Music with excellent academic achievement and studied under the famous contemporary pipa master Professor LIU DE–hai for 4 years. She received demanding training systematically and represented the Conservatory for many times to join various performances. In 1986, she graduated with excellent academic achievements and was exempted from further assessment to become a postgraduate student. From 1986 to 1988, under the instruction of Professor LIU DE–hai, she seriously studied the areas of pipa performance art and theoretical research, and wrote an academic thesis entitled The Rational Perception and Recreation of Pipa Performance. In 1988, she held her solo graduate concert. After answering questions about her thesis, she was awarded the Master Degree in Literary Music Performance and stayed in the Conservatory as a teacher. In the national pipa competition in Shanghai in 1980, the 15-year-old YANG Jing won a second prize award and left a deep impression in the hearts of the audience. In the National Chinese Instrumental Music Competition in spring 1982, the matured Yang Jing achieved an overall rank of 2nd among many musician playing different instruments and ranked 1st in pipa performance. In summer 1989 she won a second prize award in pipa performance in an international Chinese music competition. In October 1992, her solo concert was held in Beijing together with the Central Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1993, she joined the concert performance of Classic Works of 20th Century Chinese Music. In May 1995, YANG Jing won a first prize award in an international Chinese instrumental music competition. For over 10 years,YANG Jing has been involved in various large-scale concert performances in China and visited over 20 countries for performance, and was well-received by the audience and critics.