Pianist Yin Chengzong’s house (Yin Cheng Zong Zhai 殷承宗宅)

Pianist Yin Chengzong’s house (Yin Cheng Zong Zhai 殷承宗宅)

Kulangsu’s most famous pianist, Yin Chengzong, still owns and periodically visits this hilltop house. It is one of the island’s most beautiful private homes, now inhabited by the pianist’s brother, Yin Chengdian, who is a first-rate musician in his own right and the former dean of the Xiamen Music School.

In 1924, Yin’s father bought the land. His eldest son, Yin Chengzu, helped to design the house blending with the Minnan style and the American Revival style. In 1942, Yin Chengzong was born. The pianist went on to win some of the world’s most prestigious piano awards, and to play in Carnegie Hall and for Chairman Mao Zedong, was born in this house. The famous pianist still owns it and visits periodically.

Address: 16 Jishan Road, Gulangyu Island, Siming District, Xiamen City, China