Yimin Miao (缪宜民), Chinese woodwind virtuoso and educator, was born in Shanghai, China. When Miao was nine years old, he started studying dizi (bamboo flutes) with Xunfa Yu, the most celebrated bamboo flutist in China. Miao is a former member of the internationally acclaimed Shanghai Traditional Orchestra, with whom he has performed across Asia, North America, and Europe. As a seasonal artist of the Santa Fe Opera in 2014, Miao played various bamboo flutes in the premiere production of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. In 2017, he was invited to play in the China National Orchestra’s debut concert at Carnegie Hall. After moving to New York, Miao established the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society of New York in 1999. Leading the group, he has produced three sold-out productions: “Silk and Bamboo Music from the Yangtze River” (2016); “Golden Age of the 1930s & 40s Shanghai Jazz Music” (2017); and “Changes—the Union of Men and Nature” (2019), which were presented by the Queens Council on the Arts and received a commendation from the New York City Council for exemplary cultural service to the community.