Hi Everyone! My name is Xiao and I’m a Composer currently studying at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. I was born in Chongqing, China and started learning the piano at the age of 3. I went to study in Britain at the age of 12, which is when I wrote my first ever piano solo. After finishing my secondary education at The Manchester Grammar School, I came to Montreal to study Mechanical Engineering at McGill, graduating in 2017. I then worked for 2 years in the Aerospace Industry before finally returning to McGill to pursue my dream of becoming a Composer.
I am mostly self-taught, and I feel very lucky and blessed to be doing what I naturally love everyday. I’ve written numerous works including orchestral, choir, chamber and solo in various genres, mostly within the past 2 years. My biggest role models are 2 Japanese Composers – Joe Hisaishi and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Like them, I want to create music that deeply touch people’s heart. Being very sensitive to emotional melodies, I am actively exploring the world of Film Scoring and I look forward to collaborating with Directors who like my music in the near future.