Chinese Pianist Di Xiao’s international career started at the age of 17 when she played the Yellow River Piano Concerto for the Malaysian Royal Family in Kuala Lumpur. Since then she has performed across the globe from Europe to Malaysia, Ukraine, Singapore, India, China and the UK. In 2009 Di Xiao completed the ‘Rising Stars’ tour as the UK’s representative which took her to thirteen of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, The tour included sell out concerts at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vienna Konzerthaus, Salzburg Mozartium, Stockholm Konserthaus and Luxembourg Philharmonie. Following her Köln Philharmonie recital, played to an audience of over 1000, the press stated that “Di Xiao presents a demanding programme that takes your breath away.”
Di studied at Odessa conservatory (Ukraine), Beijing central conservatory (China) and Birmingham Conservatoire (UK). She holds a teaching position at the latter and acts as visiting professor to the Guangzhou Xinghai Conservatory. Xiao enjoyed success in many national and international competition including; the Ludlow Philharmonic Concerto Prize in 2005, the Birmingham Symphony Hall Prize in 2006, a Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal in 2007 and, in the same year, first prize in the Brant International Piano Competition.
Many of Di's live performances have been recorded and transmitted on radio stations across Europe, Both her albums have been featured on BBC Radio 3 and on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s hour show. In Oct 2010, Phoenix TV (China) produced a documentary charting Di Xiao’s musical journey from East to West. Her third album, which features Scottish composer Kris Lennox’s solo piano works, will be released at the end of 2013 under label Karma.
Di's repertoire reflects a broad spectrum of interests with a wide range of musical styles. She aspires to be an international ambassador for the piano, combining both Chinese and Western repertoire in the programming of her concerts, thereby creating a bridge between two cultures.
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