Yang Ren (b. 1987) comes from China. Since graduating from high school, he has studied biology for over 10 years at several Chinese universities. His research involved ecology, food science, and neuroscience. In 2019, he commenced his composition studies under Toivo Tulev and Helena Tulve at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. As a 3rd year Bachelor student he has already composed a number of pieces and some of them have been performed in public, including Piano Trio (2021), Enka for viola solo (2021), Sinfonietta No. 1 (premiere 2021 at the Estonian/Baltic Music Days).