- Yandi Yang
(b Huang Yan County, Zhe Jang Province, June 25, 1926). Chinese composer . She entered the Lu Xun Academy of Arts in Yanan as a drama student in 1938 but in the following year she began to study singing and composition with Xie Xinhai, Lü Ji and Zheng Lücheng. As a vocal performer and actress she took part in many performances addressed to mass audiences. She composed her first film score in 1948. In 1949 she was appointed resident composer by the Beijing Film Studio and in 1951 became resident composer of the Shanghai Film Studio. Her film music is lyrical and expressive, often based on Chinese folk music materials. Many songs in her film music have become popular because of their mellow melodies. She is a member of the Board of the Chinese Musicians’ Association.