LIU Xiao, nowadays one of China’s most renowned youth violinists nowadays, is an associate professor at the Central Conservatory of Music and a director of the Violin Society of Chinese Musicians Association. His solo performance has been supported by the world’s best violin and bow from the Yu Art Foundation, such as ‘General Dupont’ Stradivari and top-level Tourte bow.
After earning a master’s degree from the Central Conservatory of Music, he furthered his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris and the Thornton School of Music in the University of Southern California. Liu Xiao has studied under Chinese distinguished violin educator Lin Yaoji and violin master Midori, a student of Dorothy Delay, and he became a member of the well-known Heifetz Studio.
At only 17 years old, he won the champion of the French MIDO International Violin Competition, and two years later, he was crowned at the prestigious First CCTV Violin TV Competition. Because of his achievements, Liu Xiao was granted Kansas Governor’s Gold Medal in the US. Additionally, he was awarded the Sumner Redstone Prize and won the National Outstanding Music Achievement Award. At age 24, he was hired by the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, becoming the youngest violin educator of China’s top music academy.
As a soloist, he has performed on concert stages in Asia, Europe, North and South America, Australia and Africa, in cooperation with over 40 orchestras and many renowned conductors worldwide. He has traveled extensively throughout China holding recitals and masterclasses, always to enthusiastic audiences. So far, he has five solo albums titled ‘Dance’, ‘Bowstring Mirage’, ‘From the Butterfly Lovers to Song of the Vagrant’, ‘Liu Xiao and His Friends’ and ‘Niccolò Paganini's 24 Caprices’ respectively.