GAN Shang-shi was born in October 21, 1929 in Xinyi, Guangdong province and passed away of illness on December 18, 2018 in Guangzhou. He was the professor and academic committee member of Xinghai Conservatory, Guangzhou and he was appointed as a scholar to lead and research on the performing arts of Lingnan music. He was the executive committee member of the Chinese Traditional Instrumental Society and the board director of the gaohu expert committee, the advisor of Canada Chinese Orchestra, lifelong director of American Biography Academic Society. In 1953, he was appointed the principal of gaohu of the Song and Dance Troupe of South China. In 1957, he was selected to participate the 6th session of World Youth Festival and attained the title of E Mi Si Ke Artist. Since 1961, he was transferred to the Xinghai Conservatory until his retirement. He has written many books, such as The Techniques on Gaohu of Cantonese Music ( together with ZHAO Yan-chen) and Gaohu Pieces Performed by Gan Shang-shi, etc. all of them are well received by people and be published.