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Dong Xu

Biography

Dong Xu

Pianist Dong Xu has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout China, the United States, and Canada. His career highlights include 2002 New York debut recital at Carnegie Hall, and 2010 solo recital at Beijing Concert Hall with an all-left-hand repertoire. His concerts have been broadcast on radio in Beijing, Rochester, and Los Angeles.


Born in Beijing, China, Dong Xu began his piano studies at the age of five and first came to musical prominence when, at the age of sixteen, he became a prizewinner of the China National Piano Competition. After graduating, in 1996, with his Bachelor’s degree from the Central Conservatory in Beijing, Dong Xu was admited on a full scolarship to the Eastman School of Music in the United States of America where he completed his Master of Music degree while receiving the Graduate Award. A few years later, Dong Xu also earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music. He has studied with internationally acclaimed pianists Nelita True, Frank Weinstock, Jean Barr, and Kenneth Griffiths, and has completed master classes with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Menahem Pressler, Zvi Zeitlin, Fernando Laires, Thomas Paul, and Barry Tuckwell.

Dong Xu has recorded four CDs and published two sets of his own piano transcriptions. He has been a faculty member of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Piano Academy at Gulangyu since 2007, and has given numerous master classes and lectures in China and the United States.