Francis has a long history with the piano, even owning his own piano store for several years. A graduate of the Shanghai Conservatory in 1981, Francis is also a professional dulcimer player and composer. His works have been performed around the world, most recently by the The National Chinese Orchestra in Beiljing. Francis arrived in Canada in 1988, and is a proud citizen. He studied to be a piano technician at George Brown College and graduated in 1994. A complete technician, Francis has a keen ear for voicing.