Xue Xiaoqiu Piano Recital
Time: 8 p.m., Aug. 20
Tickets: 60-380 yuan
Venue: Shenzhen Concert Hall
Chinese pianist and composer Xue Xiaoqiu will present a night of classical music at the Shenzhen Concert Hall in August. The program will mostly be pieces composed by Xue, as well as some compositions by Bach, Mozart and Piazzolla.
At present, Xue Xiaoqiu is an active musician as a pianist and composer. His music has won the support of senior musicians and educators and he is also popular with young listeners.
From 1996 to 1998, Xue studied under piano teacher Osumi Emi at Musashi University in Japan. During this period, he won the first prize at the Tokyo Children’s Piano Competition and later won many prizes at multiple Japanese piano competitions. He later enrolled at Shenzhen Arts School at age 12 and learned under the famous piano educator Dan Zhaoyi.
In 2006, he obtained the first prize in the youth group of the Third Isidor Bajic International Piano Competition in Serbia and then went on 12 concert tours commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Mozart at the invitation of CEI Youth Orchestra. In the same year, he once again won the top prize at the 11th Missouri Southern International Piano Competition in the United States. In 2007, he achieved the top spot at the Chinese qualification trials for the 7th International Paderewski Piano Competition held in Poland.
In 2010, he signed with Universal Music China and released his first piano performance album “The Magic Finger,” which was met with resounding success in China and became a platinum record. The album was honored as best piano performance album of the year.
In 2011, he released his own first album of original neo-classical music entitled “Silent Music” and took charge of everything ranging from composition and arrangement to piano performances for the whole album. The album won high plaudits on the market from listeners and was rated as the best classical music album of the year by the China Musicians’ Association.
Address: Shenzhen Concert Hall, intersection of Hongli Road and Yitian Road, Futian District (福田区红荔路和益田路交汇处深圳音乐厅)
Metro: Longhua or Longgang Line, Children’s Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit D
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