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Ding Hang

Ding Hang, graduated in accordion from the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, was born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, in 2002. Since the age of 5, he studied keyboard accordion under Ms. Zhang Shuliang. At the age of 15, he began studying button accordion under the guidance of Ms. Wu Wenyi, a young accordion teacher at the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music. He has attended private masterclasses with Yuri Shishkin, a renowned international bayan master, and Mr. Xu Dawei, director of the Department of Modern Instrumental Music and Percussion at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Professor Yuri Shishkin has described him as "a young artistic talent with extremely high performance skills and musical talent." He won first place at the "International Accordion Prize" in Castelfidardo in 2022, first place in the Senior Classical Group of the Chinese Division at the 71st CMA in 2021. He also achieved second place at the CIA "Coupe Mondiale" in Zofingen, Switzerland. As a rising star in the field of national accordion, in recent years he has performed at the Shanghai Concert Hall, Wuxi Concert Hall, Zhejiang Concert Hall, and was invited to perform Shostakovich's Jazz Suite No. 2 in collaboration with the Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra.

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