Yin Cheng Zong 殷承宗

In 1941, Yin Cheng Zong was born on Kulangsu (Gulangyu) Island. In spring 1950, Yin Cheng Zong hosted his first “9-year-old piano solo concert” at the [A.R.C.M. Girls’ Middle School]. Yin Cheng Zong showed his gift for music at a very young age. In 1962, he won the second place in the prestigious Second Tchaikovsky International Piano […]

Xu Fei Ping 许斐平

Xu Fei Ping was born in 1952 on Kulangsu Island. His father was a priest and his mother was a pianist at a church. Growing up in a Christian family which has rich musical atmosphere, Xu Fei Ping was enriched by what he saw and heard, and showed his amazing receptivity and understanding of music from an incredibly […]

Lin Qiao Zhi 林巧稚

One of the pioneering gynecologists in China and in the world, Kulangsu native Lin Qiao Zhi delivered more than fifty thousand babies in her life. In 1901, Lin Qiao Zhi was born in a teacher family. She went to her elementary school at the age of six and went to Hai Bin Teacher’s School at the age of twelve. […]

Jing Yang, “Daughter of Kulangsu”

The world-renowned violist and violinist Jing Yang is the newest star in a constellation of globally famous classical musicians from Kulangsu. It is here on our idyllic island that Jing first began to shape her trademark style. She graduated from the Xiamen Music School and joined the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra at age 15. At the […]