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Yanlong Zhang

Director of Instrument Department of Art School of Ningbo Foreign Affairs School. 

Director of Ningbo Musicians Association. Member of Zhejiang Musicians Association. Member of China Society Art Association. Director of Singapore International Music Culture Association.


His study in Nanjing University of the Arts in piano class of Professor Xu Jun he finished in 2010 with distinction. Then he continued his master degree which he finished in 2013 with distinction. During his 7 years studies there, he got the highest national scholarship, “Chen Zhifo” celebrity scholarship and first prize scholarship of Nanjing University of the Arts.

He is a prize winner of national and international piano competition: First prize in the 4th International Piano Competition of Singapore in 2012; “Pearl River Kayserburg”National Piano Competition of China in 2011; The 9th Zhejiang Music and Dance Festival in 2014; First prize of Piano Competition of Nanjing University of the Arts in 2010; Yamaha Piano Competition of China in 2011; Imola Piano Competition of China area in 2012. 

He has wide range of performance activities and has been invited to participate in music festivals at home and abroad for many times. He had a performance in Hangzhou Grand Theatre as a soloist in 2015; 

In 2015 and 2016, he was invited to attend “Singapore Chinese Piano Art Festival” and “Osaka International Art Festival”; 

In 2016, when he was sent to teach in Romania by the government, he held five concerts in Bucharest and three other cities, which was received and highly praised by the Romanian national leaders;

In 2018, he was invited to participate and perform for the opening ceremony and closing ceremony in the “Silk Road Piano sound” International Piano Art Festival jointly held by the Publicity Department of the CPC Municipal Committee, the government, Zhejiang Musicians Association, and won the highest honor: Helen Artist Award;

In 2019, he was invited to participate in a series of activities of “Romantic Seasons, Listening to Chopin” organized by the Publicity Department of Changning District of the Communist Party of China, the Culture and Tourism Bureau of Changning District of Shanghai, the Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Changning District of Shanghai, and the Federation of Literary and Art Association of Changning District of Shanghai, and held a special concert in Shanghai. 

In October 2019, he performed in the Central and Eastern Europe International Art Festival is Ningbo. 

In December 2019, he performed in the Ningbo theatre for the concert of “excellent pianists”held by Ningbo Piano Association.

In February 2020, he was invited to attend the scientific session”The Piano Music of the Far East and the Antipodes”  by Academy of Music in Krakow during which he successfully held the lecture. 

In March-June 2020, he was invited by Ningbo Piano Association to make lectures for the training of piano teachers. 


He has won many awards for excellent tutors at home and abroad. His students have won awards in Kobe International Piano Competition, Singapore International Chinese Piano Competition, Japan Hamamatsu “piara”Piano Competition, “Sigismund Toduta” Piano Competition of Romania, Mendelssohn International Piano Competition, “Chopin at Wawel”Piano Competition of Zhejiang area, Steinway Piano Competition, “Pearl River Kayserburg”National Piano Competition, “Talent Award” and other piano competitions at home and abroad.He has been invited to be jury in international piano competitions and national competitions in Singapore, Japan, Britain, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningbo , etc. He has made a deep research on piano art, participated in the compilation of “Overview of Piano Art in Europe and the United States” and published many articles related to piano art in journals. 

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