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Kevin Xiao

Kevin Xiao, China's most celebrated trumpet player, trumpet faculty at the Central Conservatory of Music, principal trumpet of EOS Orchestra, guest principal trumpet player of China Philharmonic Orchestra, guest assistant principal trumpet player of Suzhou Symphony Orchestra, deputy secretary-general of China's Trumpet Guide, international endorser of Adams Brass instruments.

Kevin Xiao was born in 1984 in Changsha, China' Hunan Province. He began his trumpet study with Professor Songsheng Liu of Hunan Normal University in 1996. In 1998, he continued to study with Hong Xu, principal trumpet of Hunan Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Xiao was enrolled in the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) in 2002 with full scholarship under Professor Zhonghui Dai, principal trumpet of China National Symphony Orchestra. He graduated with the highest mark in 2006 and continued his master's degree at EOS where he served as the principal trumpet and received assistantship in 2006. In 2008, he was invited to join EOS to teach by conductor Yongyan Hu. Mr. Xiao has worked as the principal trumpet with China Youth Symphony Orchestra, China Youth Wind Symphony Orchestra, China Youth Opera Symphony Orchestra, Power Brass Quintet and Brass Dectet of CCOM. World famous conductors he has worked with include Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Erich Kunzel, Joe Hisaishi, Yongyan Hu and Muhai Tang.

2017年8月在全国第一届国际小号大奖赛担任评委。并与Ron Romm,Allen Vizzutti等大师成功演出重奏和举办大师课。8月下旬担任第一届圣彼得堡国际小号艺术节音乐总监,并在圣彼得堡音乐学院成功开设国际大师班及个人独奏重奏音乐会,获得俄罗斯同行们极高评价。
In August 2017, he served as a judge in the first International Trumpet Award. He also performed and co-hosted masterclasses with famous musicians such as Ron Romm and Allen Vizzutti. At the end of August, he served as the music director of the first St. Petersburg International Trumpet Art Festival, and successfully hosted an international master class and individual solo recital concert at the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, which was highly praised by his Russian counterparts.

2016年5月与湖南交响乐团成功演出Thomas SLeeper小号协奏曲;7月在深圳举办的中国小号协会国际小号周上举办了大师课以及闭幕式音乐会唯一独奏;同年8月在韩国举办的第一届亚洲管乐比赛中担任铜管重奏组评委,其带领的铜管五重奏也在此次比赛中获得金奖,肖凯文也获得最佳指导教师大奖。
In May 2016, he gave a successful performance of the Thomas SLeeper Concerto with Hunan Symphony Orchestra. In July, he performed for the masterclass and the closing concert at the China Trumpet Association International Week. In August of the same year, he served as a judge of the brass ensemble at the first Asian Wind Music Competition in South Korea. The brass quintet he led also won the gold medal in this competition, grating him the Best Instructor Award.

2015年3月5月和10月应天津交响乐团、国家大剧院、澳门乐团邀请担任独奏小号和首席小号分别演出了马勒第三交响乐幕后独奏和马勒第五交响乐,大获成功。
In March, May and October 2015, Kevin Xiao was invited by Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, National Center for the Performing Arts, Macao Orchestra respectively to play behind-the-curtain solo as the solo trumpeter in the performance of Symphony No.3 by Gustav Mahler and to play as the chief trumpeter in the performance of Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler. All of these performances scored great success.

2014年与湖南交响乐团受泰国前总理邀请赴泰国曼谷演出阿鲁秋年小号协奏曲,获得极大成功。同年在北京音乐厅由Eos乐团协奏成功录制海顿小号协奏曲。6月随中央音乐学院青年交响乐团赴德国柏林爱乐音乐厅成功演出。11月应国家大剧院邀请赴美国加拿大北美巡演。
In 2014, Kevin Xiao went to Bangkok, Thailand with Hunan Symphony Orchestra to play the concerto for trumpet by Alexander Arutiunian at the invitation of the former prime minister of Thailand. The performance was immensely successful. In the same year, Xiao successfully recorded the concerto for trumpet composed by Franz Joseph Haydn at the accompaniment of EOS Orchestra at Beijing Music Hall. In June, Xiao went to Germany with Youth Symphony Orchestra of Central Conservatory of Music and gave a successful performance at Berliner Philharmonie. In November, Xiao made a performing tour in north America including the U.S. and Canada.

2013年由Eos乐团协奏在北京音乐厅成功演奏了阿鲁秋年小号协奏曲。
In 2013, Kevin Xiao successfully performed the concerto for trumpet by Alexander Arutiunian with EOS Orchestra at Beijing Music Hall.

2012年成为龙猫乐队独奏小号,在全国巡演。并组建新的EOS铜管五重奏,演出获好评;
In 2012, as the solo trumpet of Longmao Ensemble, he toured nationally and he founded EOS' Brass Quintet.

2011年在沈阳举行的中国小号联合会国际小号艺术周中与波斯顿小号首席查理—斯卢特一同举办了大师课及重奏演出,并担任专业组比赛评委;
In 2011, he held master classes and gave performances with American trumpet player Charles Schlueter, principal trumpet of Boston Symphony Orchestra at China International Trumpet Conference in Shenyang. 
 
2010年跟随EOS乐团演出了马勒第一交响乐到第九交响乐;同年五月跟随中央歌剧院赴叙利亚演出歌剧《图兰朵》;
He performed Maler' all nine symphonies with EOS in 2010 and was invited to play Turandot with China Central Opera House in Syria.

2009年在YOUTUBE网站上传乐队片段被伦敦交响乐团选中参与全球优秀乐队片段视频编辑;同年9月受中央歌剧院邀请赴埃及开罗演出歌剧《图兰朵》;
In 2009, his orchestral excerpts on Youtube was selected by London Symphony Orchestra. He went to Cairo with Central Opera House to perform Turandot at the same year.

2008年1月1日代表中央音乐学院与祖宾-梅塔和以色列爱乐乐团在人民大会堂成功演出新年音乐会,获得祖宾-梅塔的高度评价;同年4月带领EOS铜管五重奏录制了第一张CD《EOS铜管五重奏》在全国发行;
Mr. Xiao played New Year Concert with Israel Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra under Zubin Mehta at the Great Hall of the People in 2008 and received very good comments from the conductor. At the same year, under his guidance, the first CD album of EOS' Brass Quintet was released.

2006年国际小号协会[ITG]独奏比赛第四名;同年应小泽-征尔邀请参加了小泽-征尔音乐塾北京与天津的演出;中央音乐学院全国铜管五重奏比赛第一名。
In 2006, Mr. Xiao ended with 4th position at the competition by International Trumpet Guide and 1st position at the competition of National Brass Quintet at CCOM. He also gave performances under Seiji Ozawa in Beijing and Tianjin.

2005年获[ITG]奖学金,并代表中国在[ITG](曼谷)成功演出了小号十重奏;同年赴德国参加了欧洲青年音乐节演出;
In 2005, Kevin Xiao won [ITG] scholarship and successfully performed trumpet dectet at Bangkok on behalf of China; in the same year, Xiao went to Germany to perform in European Youth Music Festival;









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