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welcomed by numerous piano teachers and students. As soon as he returned America from Japan, he published monograph "Scientific
physiology and Psychology Exercise in Piano Training". This book was evaluated as the most sophisticated research in filling five
blanks in piano study, and its positive influence was one important reference for him to be titled “Lifelong Researcher” at U.S Beacon
Research Institute. In June, he directed the Beacon Piano Summer Camp. In July, he was invited to participate in the 4th United
Musicians for Youth piano festival, and held a recital and lectures. In September, he inaugurated as the director of Music Activity
Centre of California State University – Stanisalus in charge of music activities and training programs.

Establishing connections with musicians in China and aboard for a meaningful cultural exchange has always been an important
objective for Professor Ding as he sees it’s the way to return the society. In the summer of 2009, Professor Ding introduced the
famous American pianist Stephen Thomas (also the dean of College of Arts, CSU Stanislaus) to China. He has also accompanied with
Dr. Thomas during his China performance tour. In August, on behalf of the U.S. Beacon Artist Association, Professor Ding hosted
master class in Harbin, and organized “the 13th Sylvia International Piano Competition – Selective Competition of Middle China”
cooperated with Shandong TV Station. In September, he was honored as Visiting Professor from Dalian University, College of Music.

In 2010, served as the vice Director, he has successfully organized the 2010 U.S. Beacon-CSU Stanislaus International Music Festival
which is the only international music festival so far of West America. In April, accompanied with the president of U.S Beacon Artist
Association, he has gone to China to establish relationship with Dalian University, College of music. In July, he organized and served
as the director for the 4th Beacon International Piano Competition for Youth that was successfully held in United States.
CHRISTOPHER DING  Chinese-American pianist- Christopher (Donghui Ding) is a
virtuoso of professor, music activity organizer and coordinator. He is now the Secretary-General
of U.S. Beacon Artist Association; President of U.S. Beacon Artist Association - Piano branch;
Director and a senior researcher of Beacon Piano Research Institute; Director of U.S. Beacon –
CSU Stanislaus International Music Festival; Deputy Director-General of U.S. Beacon Piano Art
Center (international chain school); Vice-President of the U.S. E.B.J Bernard Cultural and Arts
Industry Group.

In 1996, Professor Ding came to the United States as a visiting professor at San Francisco
Conservatory of music to host the public lecture “Chinese Folk Piano Works” at the campus.
Since then, he started conducting in-depth research and exploration on the projects of the “Piano
Prodigy’s Education Program”, “the Piano Training Theory” and so on.
To promote the elites of traditional Chinese culture and music, Professor Ding has hosted a
series of lectures and concerts specialized in the Chinese style piano works at universities,
churches, schools, and major Chinese society organizations along the West Coast in 1997.

In 1998, Professor Ding visited the Marilyn Land International Piano Museum and Piano
Literature Information Centre working on collecting the latest information and research of piano
study. This visiting has become an opportunity for him to meet and get acquainted with many
internationally renowned scholars and senior researchers, professors, etc.

To promote the elites of traditional Chinese culture and music, Professor Ding has hosted a
series of lectures and concerts specialized in the Chinese style piano works at universities,
churches, schools, and major Chinese society organizations along the West Coast in 1997.