Miao Shanshan started learning the flute under Professor Wang Yongxin of the Central Conservatory of Music. In 2000, she won the Third Prize and the Chinese Works Award in the Second National Flute Competition in China. During her studies in Austria, she was awarded her Bachelor’s & Master’s Degrees with honours at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. She has taught flute since 2006 and has been invited to perform solo and in chamber music concerts. In 2010, she won the Salzburg Government Art Foundation Award and performed as part of the Salzburg International Festival Series. In 2011, her thesis “Instrumente im Vergleich der Kulturen, die europaeische Querfloete und die chinesische Bambusfloete” was published by Verlag Dr Mueller in Germany. She joined the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in 2014.