Since 2012, Yiming Zhang has dedicated himself to performing Chinese piano works. In addition to giving lecture recitals of Chinese piano works with two musicologists in the field, Prof. Pu Fang and Prof. Liang Maochun, Zhang published The Piano Journal of the Republic of China, and compiled The Collection of the Republic of China’s Piano Music. The Forest, an album of the Republic of China’s piano works recorded by Yiming Zhang, was released in 2018 by China Record Group’s Beijing Branch.
Yiming Zhang has translated and published several books from English to Chinese, including Carl Czerny’s On the Proper Performance of All Beethoven’s Works for the Piano, flautist Peter-Lukas Graf’s Interpretations, music scores including Henle’s edition of Beethoven’s violin sonatas and Alban Berg’s piano sonatas, as well as Durand’s edition of Debussy’s piano works.
Yiming Zhang was awarded his doctoral degree in piano performance from Temple University, where he studied with Harvey Wedeen (piano) and Lambert Orkis (fortepiano, contemporary music, and chamber music). Before leaving for the United States in 2006, his piano teachers included Daniel Cheng, Yao Shizhen and Su Bin. Yiming Zhang is currently teaching at the piano department of Xinghai Conservatory of Music.