ZHAO Song-ting was born on August 29, 1924 in Dongyang, Zhejiang province and passed away of illness on March 9, 2001 in Hangzhou. His first names were He-chu and Song-ting. In the age of nine, he learned the dizi from his father and further studied it under the famous Kunqu artist YE Xiao-xun. In 1947, his father objected him to learn the dizi in the National Shanghai Conservatory, he then studied the law in the Shanghai Law School. In 1949, he joined the Song and Dance Troupe of the Military Force. In 1956, he was transferred to the Song and Dance Troupe of Zhejiang Province as a dizi soloist. He then composed the dizi pieces In the Morning, 357, The Flying Partridge, etc. Since 1976, he taught in the Arts School of Zehjiang Province and composed The Happy Village, Scenery of the Wujiang, Busy in Picking Teas and Blossoming Orchid in Spring, etc. He also wrote books about the performing arts of dizi and had them published.