Xiaopei Xu (Age: 27)
Adored by audiences and musicians alike, Xiaopei Xu is already establishing herself worldwide as a deeply sensitive artist who uses her technical prowess to achieve poetic results in her interpretations. Legendary pianist Martha Argerich described Xiaopei Xu as “a sensitive, elegant pianist and a talented artist.”
Ms. Xu currently resides in Boston and is pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Boston University. She holds an MM degree from Yale University and BM degree from New England Conservatory of Music. Her principle teachers are Boaz Sharon, Hung-Kuan Chen, and Meng-Chieh Liu. She has also worked with influential musicians such as Claude Frank, Richard Goode, Paul Bdura-Skoda, and Andrea Bonatta. Ms. Xu has won top prizes at the 4th New York International Piano Competition, Oberlin International Piano Competition, Tureck International Bach Competition, and Washington D.C International Young Artist Competition.
Ms. Xu performs regularly at festivals including Pianofest in the Hamptons, PianoTexas in Fort Worth, Banff Music Centre in Alberta, Sarasota Music Festival in Florida, Young Artist Festival in Russia, and Walnut Hill Music Festival in Boston, where she was invited to serve as a teaching assistant in 2015 and 2016.
In addition to her musical life, Ms. Xu has a passion for the visual arts. Some of her drawings have been published by the Clara Haskil Competition’s Jeune Critique.