MA Xiang-hua was born in Jinan, Shandong province. She began to learn the erhu in Jinan Children’s Palace under CHEN Jian-xin and SU An-gou of the Jinan Progress Chinese Orchestra. In 1986, she was admitted to the affiliated primary school of the Central Conservatory, learning the erhu under FENG Zhi-hao and in the secondary school her teacher was NIE Jing-yu. Since 1991 she began to further her study under LIU Chang-fu. In 1998 she continued to study as a postgraduate student under professor LIU Chang-fu. Besides taking erhu as the major,she studied banhu under professor LI Heng, and gaohu under assistant professor TIAN Zai-li. She also went to Guangdong and Shanghai, etc, to study different local music from GAN Shang-shi, YU Qi-wei, MIN Hui-fen, LIN Xin-ming. All these teachings gave her much help. She won many prizes throughout the years. During her childhood in Jinan she won the first prize at the Instrumental Competition for Children. When she was study in the Central Conservatory, she won twice the first prize of the Scholarship of FU Cheng-xian. In 1997 she won the first prize for erhu in the Taipei Chinese Musical Instruments Competition. Since 2003, she joined the Oriental Angels ensemble group. The enormous practice and performance of modern type of Chinese music further widen the performance range of her erhu art.