Mr. Zhang received his bachelor degree from Tianjin Conservatory of Music in China where he also taught for two years. In 1988 he came to the United States with a full scholarship and received his master degree from Oklahoma City University two years later. He was a full-time violinist with the Arkansas Symphony and the Quapaw String Quartet from 1991-97, and taught at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, the Suzuki Association of Central Arkansas, and the Silicon Valley Youth Conservatory of San Jose State University.
Mr. Zhang had served as the concertmaster with the Stockton Symphony, Southern Arkansas Symphony, Pine Bluff Symphony, Ohlone Orchestra, and the Huashi Chamber Orchestra; principal 2nd with the West Bay Opera Orchestra, first violinist with the Fremont, Santa Cruz, and Modesto symphony orchestras. He had taught at his Lei Zhang Violin Academy in Fremont for over 12th years (1997-2009), Fremont Youth Symphony (1999-2004).
Mr. Zhang's first Violin Solo and Chamber Music CD Album was released on 2001. He was the President of Chinese Music Teachers Association of Northern California (2004-2005).