Professor of Shenyang Conservatory of Music. Pianist and piano educator. In 1954, she graduated from the Piano Department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music. From 1953 to 1956, she joined in the Art Group organized by China’s Ministry of Culture, visiting and performing in more than ten countries in Europe. In 1956, she was an piano soloist of Liaoning Song and Dance Troupe (now Lianning Opera House).In 1978, she taught in the Piano Department of Shenyang Conservatory of Music. From 1981 to 1986, she served as the head of the Piano Department of this conservatory. In 1991, 1992 and 1998, she was invited to explain and play in seven American famous conservatories. Besides, she introduced Chinese piano music and Chinese piano education. It gains a great success. From 2001 to 2004, she had been taught in the School of Arts, Renmin University of China.
Professor Zhu Yafen has trained a lot of excellent professional students. She’s the first teacher of the international famous pianist Langlang. Besides, she was the one who had taught Langlang for the longest time among Langlang’s piano teachers. Langlang was called as “The Most Talented and the Most Shining Star of Contemporary ” by a few American authoritative media. He was the first Chinese pianist to be employed by top-class orchestra Berliner Phiharmoniker and five major American symphony orchestras. He was claimed as one of “20 Young People Who Will Change The World” by the magazine People.
In addition, Professor Zhu Yafen recorded teaching videotape of Children’s Piano Lecture. She translated and published the book Guidance of Piano Pedal Method. She served as a judge in many national and international piano competitions. She holds a lot of master classes and teacher training workshops around the country. These activities were greatly welcomed.
In 1989, her teaching videotape of Children’s Piano Lecture was published. In 1992, she translated Guidance of Piano Acting Method, which was written by Joseph, America. The book was published by Shanghai Music Publishing House.