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18-Oct-2019

Zhang Ziqiang, Former President of China Accordion Association Passes Away - China

Zhang Ziqiang and Li Cong
"One of the founding fathers of the accordion, Mr Zhang Ziqiang passed away at the age of ninety. The accordion world is very sad. Good bye old friend."
Prof. Li Cong, President of the Accordion Association of the Chinese Musicians' Association (CAA).

Read the historic Celebrity Interview with many pictures of Zhang Ziqiang by Kevin Friedrich on 5 May 2006. In Chinese http://www.accordion-news.cn/interviews/zhang/index-cn.htm
and in English at: Zhang Ziqiang.

From the 2011 Coupe Mondiale Program, Shanghai where Zhang Ziqiang was presented the CIA Merit Award.

"Zhang Ziqiang, born in 1929 in Shanghai, is a professor of Chinese People's Liberation Army Academy of Arts, honorary president of the Accordion Association of Chinese Musicians Association, part-time professor of Music Education Department of the China Conservatory of Music and distinguished professor of the Art College in Beijing Normal University. He used to be the supervisor of the Beijing accordion professional group, the third president of the Accordion Association and the deputy director of the fifth social musical Commission of Chinese Musicians Association as well as the accordion performer of the General Political Department Art Ensemble of Chinese People's Liberation Army."

Pictures: 1. Zhang Ziqiang and Prof. Li Cong
2. Presentation of CIA Merit Award by CIA President Raymond Bodell
3. Zhang Ziqiang making a speech
4. Performance in 2011 with wife Wang Biyun
Zhang Ziqiang
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