Wu Ziying is a master of the guqin å¤ç´ (Chinese seven-string zither) and pipa çµç¶ (Chinese four-string lute). He studied with the twentieth-century's foremost Chinese masters of these instruments. Of particular influence on him were the great guqin players: Wang Jiru çŽ‹å‰å„’,Wu Jinglue å³æ™¯ç•¥, Zha Fuxi æŸ¥é˜œè¥¿, Sun Zongpeng å«å®—å½, Xu Lisun å¾ç«‹è“€, and Gu Meigeng é¡§æ¢…ç¾¹.
Wu Ziying was a professor of traditional Chinese music at Shanghai Normal University and the Director of the Shanghai Qin Association. From 2001-3, he was a Visiting Artist in Ethno-Musicology at the School of Music, University of Washington. He now resides in the Seattle area where he continues to teach, perform, and repair instruments.
He performs on a guqin crafted some time during the 12th or 13th century called the "Perfectly Harmonized Jade and Pearl Qin" ç’§åˆç è¯. It is an instrument renowned for its sweet, yet sonorous tone.