Zhang Ying

Zhang Ying

Zhang Ying is the Pipa Principal of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, a lecturer on the Master’s degree programme of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and is teaching at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Hong Kong Baptist University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Education University of Hong Kong. She holds a Master’s degree from the China Conservatory and was trained under Zhao Yinan, Li Guixiang, Wu Junsheng, Ren Hong and Yang Jing.


Zhang was the winner of the Silver Award for Pipa Specialism, Youth Section, at the 1st Chinese Instrumental Music Competition organized by the Ministry of Culture in 2002; and the First Prize in the Youth Section at the 3rd ‘Longyin Cup’ International Ethnic Instrument of China (Pipa) in 2004. She was presented with the Outstanding Instructor and Teacher Award at the 2nd Chinese Instrumental Music Competition of Guangdong in 2015. 


Zhang has given several solo recitals, including ‘Zhang Ying – Favourites in Pipa Music’ in October 2009 in Hong Kong; a solo recital, ‘Shining Lute –Zhang Ying in Concert’ in the Zhongshan Hall of Taipei in June 2011; and ‘Zhang Ying’s Solo Recital II – Plucking at Your Heart’s Strings’ in Hong Kong in late 2012. More recent performances include a solo recital ‘Pipa Stories – Zhang Ying’ in June 2014 and a solo concert at the Music Salon of the Zhongshan Culture and Art Centre, China, in September 2015. She was an Artist-in-Residence of RTHK Radio 4 in 2016 on which she gave prerecorded interviews and live broadcasts. In May the same year, she was invited by the Xinghai Concert Hall of Guangzhou to give a pipa concert.