ZHAN Yong-ming was born in May 1957 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. When he was nine years old, he learned the dizi under ZHAO Song-ting. In 1972, he was admitted to the Art School of Zhejiang. In 1975, he graduated from the art school and was appointed to the Song and Dance Troupe of Zhejiang. In 1985, he was admitted to the Central Conservatory majoring in dizi and learning composition at the same time. In 1987, he was appointed to the Song and Dance Troupe of the China Federation of Trade Union as an orchestral member and later became the head of it. In the middle of 1990, he migrated to Singapore. In 1980, he was selected to participate in the Spring of West Lake’s dizi competition and got the first award. In 1982, he participated the National Traditional Instrumental Performance and got the first prize in dizi section. In 1987, he was awarded the first prize in the 1st Jiangnan Sizxhu Composition and Performing Competition. In 1989, he was awarded the gold prize in the Spring in April in North Korea. In 1995, he was awarded the Gold record granted by the China Record Company.