Yin Qian is a national-first class kunqu flautist of Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe. He was trained professionally under maestro Xun-fa Yu and Zhao-qi Gu. As the principal bamboo flautist, Qian has performed for various full-scale productions such as The Peony Pavilion, The Palace of Eternal Life, Lady Banzhao, The White Pagoda, The Lanke Mountain, The Jade Hairpin , The Peach Blossom Fan, The Peddler and the Beauty and The Horse Trader. With his outstanding contribution to kunqu, Qian won the title of “Outstanding Kunqu Flautist” on the 5th Kunqu Opera Art Festival in 2012. He is also a committee of Shanghai Dramatists Association and Shanghai Musician Association.