Graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music of China, Zhang Yu is a member of China Musician Association and an examiner in the Chinese National Music Performing Examination Committee. From 1986 to 1999, he was a suona soloist at the Chinese National Orchestra, one of the top Chinese orchestras in China. He has recorded suona and saxaphone music for many movies. He is a musician with multiple talents, not only skilled in Chinese bamboo flute, but also competent in the Western flute. Among all the different wind instruments, Yu has taught many accomplished students. Between 1982 and 1999, Yu has performed with the Central Conservatory of Music and the Chinese National Orchestra in over twenty countries including the United States, Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Japan.