CHEN Xi is a distinguished youth violinist obtaining international acclaim, an associate professor at the Central Conservatory of Music and the deputy secretary general of the String Instrument Society of Chinese Musicians Association. He has played on a superb Poggi violin of 1924 for years which later joined the collection of the Yu Art Foundation (‘YAF’) and has used ‘General Dupont’ Stradivari and top Tourte bow sponsored by YAF during his performance.
Chen Xi completed his education in the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School in Beijing and the Curtis Institute of Music in the US, and he acquired the master’s degree from the Yale School of Music. His music talent has been promoted by the teachers such as Wang Guan, Zhao Wei, Sui Keqiang, Lin Yaoji, Silverstein and Jiang Xiao.
In 2002, Chen Xi at the age of only 17, won the first prize in the violin contest of the XII International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, becoming the youngest first-prize winner in the history of the competition. The winning photo of him is collected and exhibited by the Tchaikovsky House-Museum, and it is the only photo of a Chinese national to be shown in the museum of this great maestro. He has performed in prestigious music halls such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, the auditorium of the Louvre Museum and the United Nations Headquarters.