Zhang Yin started learning the pipa from Fan Huali from a tender age, and continued to be under her tutelage when she was admitted to the Hebei Arts Vocational College. In 2005, she entered the Central Conservatory of Music with excellent results, and actively participated in various performances with the National Youth Orchestra and the Cantonese music groups.
She also participated in various television recordings with CCTV and other programs. In December 2006, she successfully held a personal recital at the People’s Republic of China University. In 2008, Zhang Yin was invited by the Central Opera and Dance Theatre Symphony Orchestra to collaborate on the Yellow River Cantata as a pipa soloist to good reviews. She was under the guidance of renowned teachers such as Liu Haide, Li Guanghua, Wu Yuxia, Yang Baoyuan and learnt guqin from Li Xiangting.
She had won the second prize in “Tian Hua Bei” National Youth Pipa Competition (China) and in 2008 won the “Cultural Prize” awarded by the Chinese Ministry of Culture as well as the Bronze Prize for the National Youth Traditional Instrument Competition.
In 2010, Zhang Yin joined the Singapore Chinese Orchestra as a pipa musician. In 2015, she performed “Lear Dreaming”, adapted from Shakespeare’s famous tragedy “King Lear”, at Singapore en France – le festival in Paris. Her virtuosity has earned her numerous collaborations with renowned artists such as pipa musician Wu Man, Japanese Noh master and professor Naohiko Umewaka, Korean traditional music composer and musician Kang Kwan Soon and traditional Indonesian Gamelan group. In 2016, she continued to collaborate with international renowned musicians, representing SCO to participate in a prominent composer, Huang Ruo’s Paradise Interrupted in the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) 2016. In 2019, she performed Arise, You Lion of Glory at the Conductor’s Workshop presentation and received positive acclaim.