AN Yu, famous musician, drummer of Mandarin, young Chinese drummer and educator, is now a director of Shanghai Percussion Association, deputy head of Shanghai Youth Percussion Orchestra, director of IPEA Percussion Association, and a member of the judging panel of National Youth Percussion Competition.
In 2013, AN Yu became the first spokesperson of Japanese YAMAHA drum-set in China. In 2015, he endorsed Canadian SABIAN Cymbals and American REMO drum head. In 2016, he became the spokesperson of Promark Drumstick.
At the age of 8, AN Yu began to learn drums at Nine Beats and has studied with Mr. LI Hongyu for ten years. In 2013, he was admitted to the Department of Modern Instrumental Music and Percussion of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, majored in popular percussion. He was taught by Professor YANG Ruwen, Mr. Chris and Mr. CHU Weiming. In 2018, AN Yu was admitted to the Royal Conservatory of Music, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to pursue his master’s degree in jazz.
For many years, AN Yu has been a guest of the Shanghai and Beijing International Music Exhibition to demonstrate for a number of world-famous musical instrument brands. He has been frequently invited to perform in international drummer festivals and major jazz festivals all over the country, and has shared the stage with Jojo Mayer, Akira Jimbo, Dom Famularo, Virgil Donati and others, and has been recognized and praised by numerous domestic and foreign masters. He has taken part in Pihuang Project of Shanghai Culture and Art Festival, and has been invited to shows and workshops in India, the U.K., Australia and others for many times.