- Yandi Yang
(b Shanghai, Oct 24, 1932; d June 30, 2011). Chinese composer. She studied the piano with her father, and in 1950 entered the Shanghai Conservatory where she studied harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and composition with Ding Shande, Sang Tong and Den Erjin. After graduation in 1957 she took postgraduate courses with Guroff. She taught composition at Shanghai Conservatory (1958–60) and at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and in 1970 she was appointed professional composer to the Central Philharmonic Society in Beijing. She was a member of the Chinese Musicians’ Association and the Chinese Film Music Society and from 1989 to 1991 was Asian scholar-in-residence at Syracuse University on a Fulbright Fellowship. Liu’s music is technically accomplished and characterized by clarity of structure and poetic expression. Many of her compositions have been performed and recorded both in China and abroad.