ZHAO Chun-ting was born on July 23, 1907 in Cangzhou, Hebei province and passed away of illness at the age of seventy-seven on April 19, 1984. He liked music since his childhood and learned the traditional wind instruments under the famous musician “Blowing to Break the Sky” and his elder brother also his uncle at the age of eleven. In 1953, he was selected to represent Hebei Province to participate in the 1st National Joint Performance of Folk Music and Dance. He won the outstanding prize with the solo suona pieces The Shandong Dagu and Feeding Cattle. After that, he was appointed to the Chinese orchestra of the Central Song and Dance Troupe of China in Beijing as a soloist. In 1960, he was transferred to the newly set-up National Traditional Orchestra of China. During that period, he developed many new techniques for the suona like the sound of xiao, and sound of sanxian. In 1964, he was transferred to take up a teaching post in the new established China Conservatory. He also took up the post of supervisor of the research unit of the Wind Instruments Society under the Chinese Musicians’ Association. In the same year, the Beijing Music Publishing House published his suona pieces The Collection of Zhao Chun-ting’s Suona Pieces.